And I took special notice of the plant shown here. It's growing nicely and looks healthy, but I wondered if it would get bigger if I put it in another pot...
Would its flowers bloom larger, would the roots have more room to do what roots do if I were to take it out of its current location and put it in a bigger space?
In other words, would it do better and have an easier time reaching its full potential if I enlarged its territory?
And my mind immediately went to the goldfish. You remember how we were taught as kids that a goldfish will grow as large as the bowl you put it in. Put the fish in a tiny bowl, it will remain tiny. But if you enlarge its territory, it will grow to fit its territory.
Then, I thought about me... and you.
Because sometimes our territories can be defined as a state of mind.
If we think small, we will stay small, you know?
But as we expand our minds and embrace new and different possibilities -- as we expand our mental and emotional territories -- life will become a lot more interesting and I believe that blessings will flow.
So I imagined that pretty yellow flower saying to me... "Well Miss, I could ask you the same thing? Do you need a new pot?"
"Is the pot you're in large enough to hold all of your thoughts and aspirations? Or are you stifling yourself, your dreams, and your possibilities, by keeping yourself in that same, comfortable pot you've been in for years?"
Wow... Smart plant!
Is it time for you to get a new pot?