“Basic garden math: 1% of the seeds turns into 50% of the flowers. Plant lots of seeds.” – James Altucher
I remember when I was a little kid I had this idea of starting a garden. The original idea rooted from when I was carving pumpkins. My grandpa said, “If you take out all those pumpkin seeds on the bottom and plant them you’ll have a bunch of pumpkins!” I was like, YES! However, action didn’t happen until another season rolled around… Summer!
As a youngster, I loved summer because that meant red big juicy watermelon was in my near future! One day, I was in the grocery store with my mom and we were picking out a watermelon. I was the worlds worst and loudest thumper kid playing the drums on all the watermelons to find the one that sounded good. In actuality, I had no idea what sound meant they were good. Next to the watermelons were these small plastic bags with watermelon seeds in them. Thus, I grabbed a shovel and started by making 4 lines in the soil. I loved my little soil section with water and TLC because I knew if I planted all these watermelon seeds I’d have watermelon for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Come on, whose childhood dream wasn’t to eat watermelon all day!!
Fast forward twenty years later and I don’t have a garden full of watermelons anymore. But I’m still harvesting! We all are.
I came across this quote on LinkedIn tonight. “Basic garden math: 1% of the seeds turns into 50% of the flowers. Plant lots of seeds.”
The quote was inside a journal about habits of successful people. Just like when we were kids carving pumpkins or dreaming of a watermelon farm, we all still plant seeds with relationships, career goals, and our health.
How many of us have planted the exercise seed? My dad decided to plant this seed over the last few years. He walks almost everyday a lap around the grocery store before he walks in. Some days he walks down to the fire department from where he lives. He’s continued to water that seed and now that seed has turned into a healthy lifestyle.
We plant seeds, water them, and keep watering them!
Have you ever felt the beauty of beautiful flower? Imagine holding a bouquet of flowers that you created by planting seeds.
As scripture tells us, we reap what we sow.
May you be blessed with flowers!