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Someone once said… “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”

This tiny thing

img_0542Something has changed and I can’t put my finger on it but I can feel it, smell it, taste the difference. It’s very, very small but not insignificant, no not at all. Many great and important things start this way, as a tiny moment, or a little thought, a speck of dust, or a powerful seed.  One tiny seed packs so much within it’s tiny shell. Hold it in your hand and marvel at it’s simplicity but plant it beneath a handful of dark rich soil and hope begins. All that is needed to foster this seed is patience and just a little tender love and care. If you plant the seed and then someone waters it, this tiny particle grows into a hopeful living thing that gives back more than it’s taken. 

The magic begins the moment this little thing is placed in a dark rich earth that penetrates it’s hard core and nurtures her inner self until something amazing happens. When it’s first planted there is no way to be certain what may transpire or what kind of plant will prevail but then it happens, this tiny thing that didn’t look like much became a beautiful thing with tiny leaves and intricate roots. There is no need to be all-knowing or to have any answers at all. It only requires a little patience, persistence perhaps, and just the right amount of expectation, for hope to be born and a tiny seed to spread it’s roots that will change the earth just a little.

It may sound ridiculous but I assure you it is not. We are all gardeners in a very special way. You and I have been planting the seeds and we’re tending the plants together. This land of blog is our soil and yep you guessed it- the seeds are lingering within our words. One of us plants a good thought and another fosters it with an encouraging word, the next blogger feeds the hopeful seed with particles of information and then an explosion erupts through the core with rich green leaves and a tiny bud that faces the light, maybe for the first time. As the light warms this plant, her beauty begins to unfold and bring  joyful smiles and lasting hope to this place.

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Who would have ever believed that such a tiny thing could become the change that transpired it all. No more wondering if this could be true, I assure you it’s real and happening right at your feet. No one belongs here more than you and your wonderful words. We have everything we need to foster this blogland into a blossom of extraordinary beauty that can grow a fruit that will nourish us all.

be patient…

be persistent…

be hopeful…

be the story…

be convinced… 

Hope is alive and growing and you have made the difference. Together we can change everything,  just one word, one story, one day at a time.

I love this, it makes me want to go play in the dirt. Thank you for making this a hopeful place.

What I’m listening to right now.

Can you see my feet tapping and my face smiling?  🙂

xo-jj

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April 3, 2009 - Posted by | me, rants | , , , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. It is true my blog has grown bigger than I could ever have imagined. What was a tentative seed a year ago is now a growing beautiful tree.

    Comment by Shell | April 3, 2009

  2. junie–yeah, it’s kinda like the movie “Pay It Forward”…that’s an awesome movie, and if you haven’t seen it, rent it! I can guarantee you will fall in love with it! it’s really too bad that it never was made big & popular!

    Comment by libby | April 3, 2009

  3. Shell,
    Isn’t that wonderful. Who would have ever imagined it just a few years ago.

    Libby,
    I saw the movie- you’re right it is great and I absolutely loved it!
    jj

    Comment by javajune | April 3, 2009

  4. I love the time lapse photography stuff, especially when they do it with plants. I once came across some disturbing ones involving decomposition but I’d rather be more positive right now.

    I was going to say nice pick with the Frou Frou vid but I guess this is a solo work by the vocalist. I like the electronic sounding stuff stuff myself. Let Go is a very good song by Frou Frou.

    Comment by Ricardo | April 5, 2009

  5. Ricardo, You are so right Let Go is the best. I was confused by Imogen going solo. I thought I was listening to Frou Frou until I did a little investigating. You’re so evolved, I’m impressed!
    jj

    Comment by javajune | April 6, 2009

  6. Thanks! I also watch films with subtitles but you know, I will turn in to dumb dumb male and flip on wrestling or baseball. These things can’t be helped.

    The sound of her solo work is the exact same as Frou Frou. Why bother with the solo stuff. Hope they didn’t have a falling out.

    Comment by Ricardo | April 6, 2009


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