Meet Avo and Cady πŸ˜‚πŸŒ±πŸŒ²πŸƒ: avocado seeds I planted from a few months back.
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There’s so much that can be learned from them!πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸŒΏ (Ayan na, reflection paper na naman πŸ˜†πŸ˜…):
1. Sometimes, our efforts feel futile. I actually had to wait 30 days to see something happen to the seeds. The one on the left, Mr. Avo,Β took 45 days before showing any signs of life.πŸŒΏπŸƒπŸ˜¦Β  Sometimes, we keep on doing the same things over and over and we wonder if it has made impact in our lives and the lives of others. In a span of a day, a week or a month maybe not but in the span of a year or years or even decades & centuries, we can see results πŸ“ˆ.
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2. I suddenly remember that the gestation of humans in the womb is 37-40 weeks and longer for larger animals like the elephant. 🐘 Micro greens only take 5-6 days to germinate but if you’re going to be a tree, it will take longer and sometimes it’s okay.
3. We can never compare our journey with other people based on what we see externally. For the longest time, the one on the left had a tiny leaf πŸŒΏπŸƒ but it started building a lot of roots.Β I feel like it tells me we can never compare our journey with others. Some people busy building their foundation (values, perseverance, discipline, principles, tenacity). Things we couldn’t really see especially on social media. The one on the left took a while to grow but it eventually started growing more and more roots.
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Meanwhile, the plant on the right was placed on a smaller cup. It didn’t have room to expand downwards so it started growing upwards. Some people are just maximizing their current resources and are fueled by their desire to grow πŸƒπŸŒΏ (as a person in whatever way they can).
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4. This is apparently a Milo tagline I would hear on TV πŸ˜†πŸ“Ί since I wasΒ a kid but 🎢 great things start from small beginnings 🎢. It’s true! Every single day, I’m greeted by the sight of a tiny dot that eventually turns into a leaf πŸƒπŸŒΏ. Things start small and the most important thing is to just start 😊.
I hope Avo and Cady inspired you as much as they helped me go through the quarantine during this pandemic.πŸ”¬ We will be lifting them once again from their comfort zones and planting them on soil and see how they survive and thrive. β˜€ ☁ Thanks for tolerating their 🌽 corny names too. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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They say Avocado trees 🌲 don’t really bear fruit until the 4th year πŸŽ‚ but until then, I’m happy to be reminded of all these things and I intend to keep them by my window for as long as I can so I can see them every time 😊.
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Have a pensive and meaningful πŸ’• day! πŸŽ‰