I was reading an Arthur Ashe quote on twitter the other day and it stuck with me. I had read the quote many times and I have tweeted it out myself too. This time was different. The quote was embedded in a picture of a small purple flower growing out of a crack in an asphalt parking lot. The plant even though contained by its growing conditions look lush and thriving. I have been thinking about that picture everyday since I have seen it. The seed that that plant grew from did not think; “I would be better off if I were in a flower pot.” It just started where it was and made the most of its opportunity and it became I thriving plant.
That plant gives me something to think about when things are not going right for me. Here is the Arthur Ashe quote: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
How are you going to be like that plant today?