Mary and I went out to one of our favorite places: Home Depot! I know, it sounds tremendously romantic right? In reality, it was kinda, since I was honoring her request to go check out some possible plants.
She was interested in some desert plants like red yuccas but I had my mind set on a citrus tree. So, we got both. I am pretty excited about picking my own oranges off my own little dwarf tree. It makes me feel almost like my own little farmer. I know, I know it is only one little tree, but don’t spoil my fantasy.
There is something about planting stuff that is pretty cool! I think it goes back to some kind of latent horticulture from our ancestors. Digging in the dirt and watching something you put there sprout and flourish.
I think it is the same thing I feel when I invest in the lives of people. I feel this sense of accomplishment when I see them begin to “get it.” It feels rewarding that I had some small part to play in their discoveries.
I think God wants to “plant” good things in the hearts of others. And for some reason, He chooses to use us to make it happen. I won’t cause the orange tree to grow but I definitely have a hand in it. Anyone for some orange juice?