We can learn a lot about life and resilience from our plant friends. These peaceful beings are constantly being hit with problems that they have to overcome. Unlike humans, they have to do this by staying still in one place for their entire life. They preserver through torrents of rain, hurricane winds, lightning storms and insect plagues. Sunlight is what motivates them and communication is what keeps them alive. They have a determination that has mystified scientists from the beginning of time and yet they are continually taken for granted and under appreciated.
Our species could not exist without plants. Their purpose provides endless benefits to everyone around them. Air to breathe, shelters to build, food to eat and beauty for the eyes. Their mission is to thrive and grow the best they can given their circumstances. They always reach for the light - even if buried deep within the snow. If water is limited, their neighbors will lend a root or two to keep them going. They take only what they need to survive. Nothing more. They learn to adapt to the changing times by enhancing their defense mechanisms making sure that nothing stops them from being the best they can be.
As Charles Darwin said "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." We have to remember that we are part of the natural world. We are stronger than society would like us to believe and we have the capability to overcome hardships just as our silent ancestors do. So beef up your roots, communicate more with your loved ones and focus on your potential. Grow at your own pace and always, always turn towards the sun.
Happy Holidays to you all! Jody