What is it about some days? The days that just seem filled with conflict, deadlines and icky things you’d really rather not deal with. I mean come on, life is easier when everything flows smoothly.

So for me, today was one of those days. I got ambushed by issues that begged for my attention, but frankly I just wanted to have peace. The begging continued, and got more urgent. Not my problem, I thought.

Then realization hit: Someone needed me. Admission: I am not good at all, at filtering things out, and I thrive on being needed. So…I dove into the fray and began slinging my versions of wisdom, insight and kindness at the problem via text. Note: texting is not the best way to handle delicate problems requiring deep communication and understanding, but…this was not my problem, remember?

With each text sent and received, I realized something. The layers of this problem were becoming exposed, and I was expanding my capacity to envelop them. What became revealed of the problem was layer upon layer, upon layer. I began to see it as bigger and more complex, and more in-depth that I’d thought I could handle.

But I did handle it. And I did help. And slowly, eventually, not all because of me, the problem began to get smaller and smaller, and then finally, it got resolved.

Lesson: The difficult bits of life that mess up your day are the switches that activate the code for the expansion pack you need. Did you get a curveball today? Expand your capacity. You’ll do fine.

We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be. Please come back again for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like. Even better, look down at the world that teems with life and meaning. It is right at your feet!

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Please come back again for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.

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