SUNFLOWERS WON’T GROW TALL WITHOUT BEING STAKED
I’ve been growing a garden in my backyard for over 20 years and each year I learn new things that help my garden get better. This year I grew a lot of sunflowers and I learned how having the right support helps those sunflowers take off and grow taller than I dreamed they could.
I planted about 100 sunflower starts and it seemed like they really struggled to get growing. Day after day they grew but their stalks were puny, and I worried they would fall over. I gathered all the stakes that I could find in my garage and drove to several stores to buy even more stakes. (Did you know we have a stake shortage?) I started with the tallest plants and put a stake next to them, then I tied the plants and the stakes together. Almost overnight, the sunflowers exploded! They got both taller and stronger – because of these supports. They provided just what was needed. I was amazed how strong their stalks became and how tall they grew.
COULD YOU USE A LITTLE SUPPORT?
Like my sunflowers, we all need a little support. Do you feel unhappy or stuck in your life? Do you feel overwhelmed by daily living? Do you feel like you did everything you knew how to do in raising your family? Still, things are just not turning out how you thought they should. We are living in a time when additional support might be necessary to become stronger and grow beyond what we thought we could.
MY SUPPORT SYSTEM IS DESIGNED FOR YOU
My small group coaching program, “Becoming A Whole-Hearted Woman”, is designed to give you the exact kind of support that you need. Whole-hearted women realize that the great commandment to love others includes instructions to love themselves.
The first stake or support that we drive into the ground is remembering how to love and show kindness to ourselves before we can show kindness to others.
The next support or stake is to realize God’s love for us. When we open our hearts to love ourselves, we become more open to God’s love.
Assured that God is there supporting us every step of the way, and loving ourselves, we can then reach out to others and become a light for them.
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