Spring wakes up slowly in Texas, swaying back and forth from winter to warm before it decides to stay. All of this teasing for spring to finally say hello in April. The trees at our farm have sprouted leaves, gifting their shade with smiling limbs reaching down. As I walk along our yard I notice the ever-present plants that sadly do not wake up with the season. This time of year brings to light all of life’s hidden corners. Just as those plants that stay sleeping, there are individuals who don’t sprout their leaves. When I come across these individuals a quote runs on repeat in my mind. This quote I will share from President Henry B. Eyring as he shares a story quoting a friend.
“More than once, as we were driving to our little branches, he said to me “Hal, when you meet someone, treat them as if they were in serious trouble, and you will be right more than half the time.” Not only was he right, but I have learned over the years that he was too low in his estimate. Today I wish to encourage you in the troubles you face.” – President Henry B. Eyring
The full talk recorded here. I am actively searching for these plants around our home that need tender loving care to wake up with spring. As I walk socially, I am searching the same way for individuals that need love and kind words to bloom. I hope your spring is blooming, thanks for stopping by!
Photography by Shelley Foster