I was walking to the park and noticed the new branches on the trees, the first buds of spring and the soft fuzz that covers new growth. I was thinking about how fragile new growth is while I was looking at the down fuzz that covers the branch pictured here.
New growth needs to be treated with kindness and gentleness, it needs to be nourished and acknowledged. Growth looks different to different people, it can be breaking a habit, losing weight, gaining a new skill, saying good bye to a loved one, leaving something or someone behind. It doesn't matter if you acknowledge your own growth or someone in your life notices it, the point is we all need to take a step back get some prospective and notice how much we have grown and changed in the last (name your time period). When things stop growing they die, and when we stop noticing our own growth we stop striving for it, we stop making personal excellence a habit.
Question to consider: What is an area of your life that you have nurtured in the last year? What do you want to nurture and cultivate for the coming year? In the past year I have focused on nurturing and healing myself. In the coming year I want to share those experiences to help other people heal and grow themselves, in simple terms I want to contribute!