A few weeks ago I planted sugar snap pea seeds in the front yard. Every day I go outside to see if the seeds have sprouted. The information on the package said we could harvest the peas in sixty-five days. Our dreams need water just like the sugar snap peas do.
Then I realized we won’t be eating any peas in sixty-five days. It hadn’t rained. The peas needed water. The seeds in the ground won’t grow without water.
Standing beside the garden thinking about sugar snap pea seeds made me realize I treat my dreams like my unwatered garden.
I stuck the peas in the ground and expected them to grow without watering them.
I wrote down a few ideas, dreams, and then left them in a pile on my desk, expecting them to grow, without doing the work to finish them.
We have to water our sugar snap pea seeds, and we have to water our dreams.
How to water a dream
Work on your dream. You can’t stick a seed in the ground and expect it to grow without water. You can’t expect a dream to grow if you don’t work on it.
You won’t finish your story if you never write. You won’t finish your painting if you never paint. You won’t finish your song if you never compose.
Working on your dream, painting your painting, composing your song, writing your story, is like water to a pea seed.
Did you water your dream today?
As always I love to hear from you. Please share what you are working on in the comments. We can encourage each other!
p.s. I am watering my dream tonight, working on illustrations for a book.
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