Three Schools. One Rainy and Cold Day. 25 Trees. 1 Food Garden.
Knowing the joy I brought on a stormy day, made MY day brighter. As I awoke on an early, windy and snowy winters morning, my heart simply sank as I heard the wind and storm outside my window. Disappointment filled my heart, but I KNEW I would not forgive myself if I took the one planting day away from those children, who’s been looking forward to it for quite some time. Come rain or shine, my hands were meant to get dirty that cold winter’s morning.
I had absolutely no help, but of those little hands. Freezing, they all got so excited when I handed them all baby-spades. It was at that moment, when the drizzle became less, and the sun came to say ‘Hello. All of us got down on our knees, put on our rain jackets and we started planting. In the freezing cold, I saw little red noses but colgate-white smiles as they laughed and enjoyed what we were doing. We Even had a little mud-fight at the end.
Just when I thought the worst is over, the rain started to pour again and I told them to go inside, but my heart cried with overflowing JOY as those little hands joined mine, as they insisted to help me until the very last tree and until our vegetable garden was done.
My heart and my soul burns with GREEN love as I say this, but when our hands joined together, THAT is when the Impossible, became Possible.
When darkness and rain fill our lives and when we feel like we are filled with disappointment and negativity… ONE simple helping hand, one smile or one touch can turn it all around.
At the end of a very challenging day, I realised one thing: Each and every little seed or Tree we planted that day, will Give Life. And will Grow.
With that said: With Life, there comes Growth.
Let’s Hold hands, and let’s Grow together.