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Growing deep and strong!

One day, my mother and I were working together in the garden where we were transplanting plants for the third time.

Grown from seed in a small container, the plants had been transferred to a larger container; then transplanted into the garden. Now, because I was moving, we were transplanting them once again.

Inexperienced as a gardener, I turned to my green-thumbed mother. “Isn’t this bad for them?” I asked, as we dug them up and shook the dirt from the roots. “Won’t it hurt these plants, being uprooted and transplanted so many times?”

“Oh” my mother replied. “Transplanting doesn’t hurt them. In fact, it’s good for the ones that survive. That’s how their roots grow strong. Their roots will grow deep, and they will make strong plants”.

Often, I’ve felt like those small plants – uprooted and turned upside. Sometimes I’ve endured the change willingly, sometimes reluctantly, but usually my reaction has been a combination. Won’t this be hard on me? I ask. Wouldn’t things be better if things remained the same? That’s when I remember my mother’s words: That’s how the roots grow deep and strong.

By Chaplain Lisa Bohannon

Wouldn’t things be better if things remained the same? That’s when I remember my mother’s words: That’s how the roots grow deep and strong.


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  • Esther September 2, 2014, 6:30 am

    Really inspiring

  • Vandana Jain October 17, 2012, 8:16 am

    Amazing and wonderful..

    The troubles we get in our lives, make us more strong.

  • Nilum September 25, 2012, 8:52 am

    A nice story. Change is inevitable and does make us stronger human beings.

  • Salome September 24, 2012, 7:54 am

    Very inspiring. Something to write on the table of once heart.

  • Shri September 23, 2012, 9:37 am

    Nice story.

  • Nu Tenshi September 23, 2012, 7:08 am

    It’s beautiful….all smiles 🙂 🙂

  • Keith Everett September 22, 2012, 2:38 am

    Nice message through a day-to-day activity children and parents indulge-in regularly without ever reflecting. Change should welcome.

  • Doctormayor September 21, 2012, 4:00 am

    SENSATIONAL!!!

  • Shubham September 20, 2012, 11:32 am

    It’s a nice story. This story tells that sometimes people think that somethings are destructive for one, but they are often good for them.

  • Krishnendu September 20, 2012, 9:38 am

    Fantastic

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