When my seven-year-old daughter was four, she said she wanted to plant some acorns. I asked her why, and she said, “So I can have a tire swing!”
It was precious, to say the least.
She did not realize that it takes years and years for an acorn to grow into an oak tree strong enough to support a swing. As I learned how to run, and as I’ve made small steps towards eating healthier, the lesson I’ve learned is this: I don’t realize it takes years and years for an acorn to grow into an oak tree.
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