Think and Grow

Adashofsunny Prompt Nights – Come chase oh fleeting thoughts of the moment

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.”
Alan Alda

“Stagnation is death. If you don’t change, you die. It’s that simple. It’s that scary.” Leonard Sweet


Growing into and growing out of from birth to death. Life is a series of growing. Out of newborn into six months clothes, out of the bottle into pureed peas, out of kindergarten into first grade, and so on and so on and… That growing is expected and good and relatively easy. Then there is the growing into and out of opinions, ideas, ideals, spiritual tenets, and those can be threatening and uncomfortable. It all begins with the willingness to question, the courage to be different from peers, and a passion for Truth.

My growing out of and growing into came in my late middle years. It has been a series of grasping and letting go, of learning and unlearning, and the acceptance that there is more than this one tiny corner of the earth where I live and more ways to live in it.


Snow on the tree tops
roots spread deep underground
reaching yet grounded

12 thoughts on “Think and Grow

  1. Whistles!!❤️💘Oh this is such a beautifully deep and evocative write, Debi 🙂 no doubt life is a constant struggle in which we learn to embrace change, grow and mature. We spend each day re-discovering ourselves, when faced with challenging situations. And though we keep on changing, our hearts and willingness to love unconditionally is what sets us apart from others. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support.❤️💘

    Lots of love,

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