What appears dead on the outside may really be alive and growing on the inside. There, I've said it. I've made my point in the very first sentence.
The other day I noticed that one of the stalks in my Lucky Bamboo arrangement was dead. It was yellow with black spots and it was dried out. Gone were the firm leaves and the vibrant green color. Or so I thought.
As I went to throw it out I noticed something quite peculiar. The very top was bright green and two new leaves were sprouting from it, firm leaves. Even the roots contained new sprouts.
I stepped back and thought - Should I keep it or get rid of it? I was in a quandary. Relationships, opportunities, dreams, and endeavors came to mind. How many things have I given up on and discarded because they appeared dead on the outside or felt dry to the touch?
How many have you?
In case you were wondering, I chose to keep the ugly stalk. And it's still alive...on the inside.
Until next time...