Make the Peace.

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. | Og Mandino

You reap what you sow. And this morning, I was seriously considering sowing some rotten seeds, just to be spiteful for rotten seeds being planted in a garden close to mine. But I’m thankful for quotes and principles like this that remind me why that’s not the correct way to go about anything.

It wouldn’t serve any of us to all have spoiled fruit, would it? Or no fruit at all?

Planting bad seeds and yielding nothing hurts me first, and then everyone I provide for. And when the gardens around me, already sown with infection and rot come to be harvested and those I love come up empty, the hope is that the good that I’ve planted, the healthy seeds I’ve tried carefully to bring to fruition will not only provide for everyone, but bring people previously divided to the same table to eat.

Sorry if that’s super vague. But it’s on my mind this morning and I hope it makes sense or encourages those of you in similar difficult situations.

Don’t drink the poison. Don’t sow the rot. Instead, make the peace.