Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fishbowl

T W E N T Y - S I X - L E T T E R S
Take two goldfish. Put one in a bowl. The other in a big 10-gallon tank. Feed them both the same amount of food. The one in the bigger tank will grow bigger.

It's similar in our lives, I've lived in a small studio apartment in the gold coast of Chicago and am currently in a house near DC. We can fill up whatever space we're given. A 'potted' tomato plant will grow and produce. But one in the openness of a garden, with sunshine, will flourish.

I believe it's the same with the people in our lives.

If we surround ourselves with people who stifle us, or do not nurture and encourage us to grow, then we won't. However, if we surround ourselves with people who challenge us in a healthy way, who open doors and let sunlight in, who love us at our core, warts and all, and who see the potential in us... we will often live up to that.
©2009 Wendy Hudgins

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