Are you stuck? Not sure which way to turn or how to get out of the situation you are in? Does it feel as if your life will never be better?
You may have read this post before. I originally wrote this in 2007 on my very first blog. From time to time, I feel led to share it again. Someone needs to read this today and I need to share it one more time.
It was a dark and dreary time in my life. I began to read a book of spiritual exercises. I cannot even remember the name of the book now, but it was important to me at the time. One of the suggestions was to go outside and draw a tree. I almost laughed. I cannot draw at all!! But I was determined– and went outside and sketched a picture of a little crepe myrtle out in the back yard.
The next assignment was go back in one month,and re-draw the tree on top of my original drawing — in a different color highlighter. And then again, to re-draw the tree on top of the original drawing, in a different color each month. I was faithful to my little drawing for several months and then forgot about it. I found it again a year or so later, and redrew my little tree in still another color. I was amazed! The little tree had grown new branches, and flowered, and gotten much taller.
The spiritual lesson to be learned was that everything changes in time. When we feel “stuck” or feel we are living a nightmare, we can rest assured that things will change, though at times the change seems ever so slow. Today when I look out at that same tree, I am reminded that life is ever moving, ever changing. If you are feeling stuck today, go draw a tree!