The forest of Russian Thistle stood thick as a thicket and together that cast their net. They could not predict what they might catch, only that they were hopeful it would be bountiful. Their net is a spider web, spun without artistic pattern or design, but it is a practical matter. The web stretches and sways, glints and reflects, and most of all ensnares with great efficiency, whatever comes its way. The weeds will share and support what is caught and their forest will become stronger because of their bonds of companionship.
Every day we cast our nets wide and far, consistently and we hope that we will accept what turns up. We, like the weeds have no way of knowing what tomorrow might bring, but we can dream. We must dream and we must be ready.
So let us cast our nets with strong conviction and welcome every day’s catch as a gift to help us grow and gain a new outlook on life. We may catch sparkly diamonds one day and dusty leaves the next, but it would be so wise, and yes, fulfilling to be able to see the worth in both. There is magic in the world, but only if we are willing to see it.
Some days I spend my time preparing for tomorrow’s catch. Will I be ready? I do hope so.
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.