I swear this is going to be the last inspiration from the strawberry patch…unless I think of something else! 🙂
When I got home and was washing off the berries so I could freeze some for the winter, I marveled at the big beautiful ones. I noticed, though, there were many that were significantly smaller as well as some that were misshapen. Sampling them, I found they were just as ripe, just as juicy, and just as tasty as the big beauties!
This got me to thinking….
Of course we’d all love to have the big, fancy, amazing idea. And, it’s common for the news outlets to splash these all over the covers of magazines and use them as lead stories on the news. This can cause us to believe the only worthy and valuable ideas are the big flashy ones.
There are many more small ideas than there are big ones. These ordinary ideas are vital to developing the big ones that become revolutionary and game-changing. For instance, the advent of the steam engine in the 18th century changed the world and started the Industrial Revolution. But the idea of using boiling water to generate mechanical motion had been around for millennia. And it was people building on the small ideas of those before them that led to the breakthrough—the big idea—that was James Watt’s invention of the continuous rotating engine, which paved the way for the Industrial Revolution.
ALL ideas along the way were needed. The small ones—the humble and commonplace—were just as necessary and important as the big idea.
It’s been a week since we last reviewed our progress. Your homework today is to look at how far you’ve come. Naturally there may be areas to tweak but as long as you are moving forward toward your goals and dreams, then you are successful. Yay you!
The second part of your homework—the best part!—is to celebrate! Make a scrumptious dessert out of your juicy ideas, add in the deliciousness of your progress, and top it off with the full-tummy satisfaction of a job well done. Have a feast and invite your friends and family to the celebration!
You can do it!
I am so proud of you
Your Friend and Pep Pal,
PS Here is a link to Wisdom from the Farm: The Strawberry Patch Part 1
Here is a link to Wisdom from the Farm: The Strawberry Patch Part 2
Here is a link to Wisdom from the Farm: The Strawberry Patch Part 3