Motivational Monday - No. 1

Seeing as Monday's are usually dreaded and filled with uneasy feelings of the "I wanna go home" blues, I want to start a little tradition on this site. Every Monday I'll share a quote that I find inspirational with you and we'll talk about it. Hopefully each quote will make our Monday's a little less dreadful!

So for this first week I'm going to share one of my all-time favorite quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"The creation of a thousand forests is one acorn."

I first heard this quote when I was in high school and it stuck with me ever since.

Even in literal terms it is moving. Say we have a tree, from that tree falls one small acorn. From that acorn another tree eventually grows. And this repeats until eventually you've stumbled upon the largest, most dense forest filled with gigantic trees. Surrounding these trees are forest floors covered in tiny acorns just waiting to transform into the lush trees that surround them.

Everyone can interpret quotes differently, just like poetry, so you made read this differently than I do.

Figuratively, we are the acorns. We are [small] creatures who have a forest of opportunity ahead of us, all we have to do is make the right moves in life to grow into something so magnificent. We have so much pull over what our futures look like. With a little motivation and perseverance we can grow into the most substantial forest. Or we can forever be that one little acorn, waiting around for something good to come our way. If we wait too long a squirrel (or whatever obstacle life may throw at us) might swoop us up and diminish any chance we ever had of becoming something more.

Life is constantly happening - it moves along with or without us. We need to take charge of our lives and work towards our dreams and aspirations. Everyone may start off as an acorn, but each acorn is in charge of how broad of a forest it becomes. Let's choose wisely.

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Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a great Monday!