This got me to thinking…

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In walking the pups around the yard this morning, I was excited to see a few sprouts on a hydrangea bush I’ve been nursing. This got me to thinking…

First, you should probably understand its journey. In preparation for an upcoming move two years ago, a number of rose and hydrangea bushes were placed into pots. While the rose bushes have been flourishing in their new habitat, the hydrangea have struggled. The first season passed without much hope of survival and yet I continued to water… Spring brought buds and growth to one hydrangea which is now thriving. With a renewed optimism I decided to move two others from their shaded spots to another partial sun area. Immediately after the move one of the bushes became over run with ants sending it into shock. After sprinkling granules which extinguished the colony of ants, the little bush did not look like it would survive the move. Again I continued to water…

The pictures reflect the first bush as it evolved this Spring to now thrive, the bush which moved quietly and has been making a comeback, and the third little bush which after becoming over run with ants went into hiding and now with much nurturing has decided to reappear!

Back to, this got me to thinking… This got me to thinking about the power of faith! Faith that the roots would take ahold. Faith that even though I could not see the happenings beneath the soil they were happening none the less. What if this type of unknowing faith and subsequent grace were to be extended to mankind? To one another? This got me to thinking… about random acts of kindness, about awakening a sleeping soul, about extending grace to one whose struggles you do not understand.

This got me to thinking…