Numerous plants have perished in my hands. Honestly, I have never been very good with plants. I tended to over water constantly and drown the poor things. The hope was that watering would make them grow faster! Because of this sad past, I am always surprised if anything I planted grew. This year I found some sunflowers’ seed packets.
There were many tiny, tiny little seeds in the packet. They seemed dried and lack of life. I picked up a few and proceeded towards my little patch of soil.
Slowly, I poked a hole into the soil and spaced the seeds a few inches apart as guided by the instructions of the packet. After covering the seeds up, I sprinkled some water.
Do not water the sunflowers too much, I reminded myself.
The Life Lesson
The sunflower seeds began to grow like the weeds around them. It was hard to differentiate between the plants and the weeds. So I decided to wait a bit longer till I could kind of tell the difference. Sadly, not all of the seeds made it to the final sorting.
Seven plants began to growing fiercely after the final sorting…. The race of the sunflowers was on! Every few days one plant would be ahead and next day another one sprouted a few inches. No one could tell who was going to bloom first for a long time.
The plant that I thought would flower first, still hasn’t bloomed yet. This plant is still growing, now over 7 feet high. The shortest one opened its petals a few weeks ago. I plan to harvest it’s seeds for next year.
This is like life in general. You never know the outcome or the future…
But, you must try your best to be the best that you can be!