15. Growth

Growth – we’re all interested in it, right? I mean, we – most of us — want to see ourselves growing personally and professionally all the time. We want to see our paychecks grow. We want our cities and our businesses to grow. We Americans just have this insatiable appetite for growth and expansion. You’ve heard it said before: “If you’re not moving forward, then you’re going backwards.” Well, just look around. Observe how we all scurry about, trying to make sure we get our piece of the pie.  

Those of you, who at times grow weary of looking for a front-row seat, please save me a spot on the bench. I’m a bit tired myself. There’s a certain stillness and quiet that I love. I don’t want to lose my way to that time and space. I want to hold on to the presence of my memories and the healing value of a good laugh. I don’t want to lose the strength of a good handshake or the soft touch of, “I love you.”  

Day 15 Guide 

“Lord, grant me not the power of a strong wind, but the strength of an oak. Clothe me not in the resplendence of royalty but in the shower of a spring rain. Feed me not of the banquet table but by the words of friendship.” 

© 2006, Levi Hill

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