The moment I heard the phrase “Good Seed”, my brain started firing on all cylinders!
(Hard to do without SUGAR!)
How do you determine “good seed”?
I asked my Dad since he works in the seed business. (I Promise…I didn’t even plan it to work out this way!)
He said, “Through trial, observation, and experience.”
Gosh dad. I didn’t realize you were gonna be THAT awesome!
Customers rely on my dad to use his 50+ years of experience, his observations, and the trials the seed goes through before it is proven “good”.
3 ways to determine good seed.
#1 Through trial
We are going to have trials.
How I wish this wasn’t true! There are no Cliff notes for this.
Just as seed has to be tested BEFORE my dad recommends it to his customers, so do we.
Trials are a necessary part of our growth.
Looking back over my trials, I have observed the very best of myself AND times I still cringe when I remember how I reacted.
Either way, observation is KEY to determining good seed.
What did I learn?
What would I do differently?
What would I WANT someone to say to ME when __happens?
Sometimes, failing is the best observation.
I know PLENTY of ways to NOT be helpful, encouraging, and uplifting to others.
Because I have MASTERED failure!
There are a few times I have passed.
I hold those very dear.
It gives me strength going into the NEXT trial.
Sharing your experience is difficult.
“Fake it ’till you make it” is a popular saying for a reason!
I recently heard Michele Cushatt say, “Perfection does not create connection”.
How true that is!
Do you remember how much it helped when someone walked with YOU during a trial?
OR how alone you felt when no one did?
Take your trials, what you’ve learned, and use those experiences to encourage others.
Great insight. I love the seed analogy!
Thank you, Janet. i am glad you enjoyed it.
Your challenge to us to “Sow Good Seeds” can be met in ways both large and small. At a recent staff meeting we talked about how much a simple smile, and “good morning” while looking someone in the eyes can mean to someone having a tough day. If it lifts them for even a little while, that’s great, at least you’ve let them know you “see” them, and sometimes that’s huge. It might even give them the courage to say I’m having a really rotten day, and they feel better for just telling you that.
Thank you Rebecca for reminding us to be our Best, and for including the link to Michele Cushatt.
This was awesome. So well written. I really enjoyed it.
Awesome? Thank you, Lou Ann! I appreciate you taking time to read it.
I know I’m whining, but I, along with your parents, wished you lived here. I would love to spend time with you!!!
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