At the farm on Monday, we harvested sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are root vegetables that grow in the ground. From the surface you only see leaves and stems, but if you dig down deep enough, you will find a sweet surprise. Harvesting sweet potatoes was both fun and exhausting. At times, I felt frustrated when the root snapped off or if I had to dig deeper to uncover the sweet potato growing in the ground. But oh the sweet satisfaction when I dug up a sweet potato!
Harvesting sweet potatoes got me thinking about life. Sometimes, we get tired of digging-especially the type of digging that requires us to go deep inside ourselves, shovel away our fears, doubts, and failures and dig deep into our inner reserve of courage and love to make life affirming choices, follow our dreams, and press on toward our highest good. It’s at times like these that we must keep digging and have faith friends because you never know what sweet treasure could be waiting for you!
Quick update: It’s been a busy week for me. I graduated from the Oahu Master Gardener class. I am officially an intern now, ready to serve the public with research based information. 🙂 I moved into a temporary new place this weekend with magnificent views I had envisioned earlier this year. And, I’m off to the Big Island later this week for a school garden conference! Have a great week friends!