Sunday, March 1, 2015

It Starts With The Seed

My sister came home the other night and said "I want to grow an avocado tree." I looked at my sister, who is known for her out of the blue no-reason-needed ideas, and just smiled and said okay and that was that. Now, her random ideas occasionally come and go without her seeing them through.(You will get to know her throughout this blog as well, as she is an other author.) And I just brushed off and never gave it a second thought. But this damn avocado tree idea had not slipped from her mind. She was determined. The next day she came home with a bag of about five avocados. I looked at her quizzically and asked, "I thought you wanted to grow "A" tree? As in one, not an entire forest." Quiet seriously she replied, " What? I wanted guacamole." And so after a night of chips, guac, and margaritas, we had acquired the lucky seed that was destined to turn into, most likely, hopefully, an avocado tree.

Now I don't know if any of you have ever tried to grow an avocado tree, but its not something that happens over night. It takes a loooong time for a transformation from seed to tree. So this got me thinking. In a way, life is like trying to grow an avocado tree. It takes time to grow and sometimes, although changes are occurring, they don't become apparent for a long time. 

Acquiring the Seed:

You eat an avocado and then you are left with this rather large egg shaped pit. Now you have two options: you throw away the seed or you decide to grow a tree. 

I hope you decide to grow a tree.

Now I am not an expert at life, nor am I trying to tell you how to live your life. But if there is one thing I have learned so far it is that Making your own life is done by Making your own choices. And sometimes these choices are bad! But the good news is that no matter how bad these choices are, they still lead to the opportunity to learn and grow. 

Welcome to The Avocado Seed! This blog may enlighten or confuse. Sometimes it may be fun, sometimes it may be dumb, and sometimes it will bring you to tears.

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