“I’ve got to make it work. I’ve got to stay on task. I’ve got to focus. I must persevere”, the willy nilly weed repeated over and over to herself. She was made up of parts that were past their prime, parts that were still struggling to burst out, and parts that were balanced perfectly on a structure that seemed to be going every which way, not cohesive, not really organized. This willy nilly weed grew on a movie studio and so was accustomed to seeing starlets and big egos going on about their business. But she was a humble weed. And today she was feeling like she was grasping at tenuous convictions to make sense of herself.
Whether you call it a bad hair day, or a blonde day, we all have them, even weeds. What matters is the hanging on and the persevering until steps, milestones, goals have been attained. Or, if that’s too rough, until the day simply slips into night, and rest is nigh.
Let us be thankful for and constantly feed the pioneering spirit that keeps us going even on those “off” days, when we need to rest on the backbone of a favorite or famous quote to keep us on the right track. Here’s one of my favorites by Mark Twain, “Do something everyday that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.”
Here’s to the golden rule and to everyone, weed or not, who heeds it. On days like today, I do believe that “Slow and steady wins the race.” Every day we can be victorious if we stay in the game. Thank you willy nilly, disorganized weed, my Czech friend! You have kept me going!
Please come back tomorrow for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.
We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.