My confidence in the hyacinth bulbs providing good blooms is raised by the presence of roots which have developed over the last week. It didn’t take long for the bulbs, pre-chilled for many weeks, to ‘know’ that now was the time to grow roots.
Without good roots, most plants will not survive long; they are just tumbleweeds, aimlessly going wherever the wind sends them.
People are like that, too. We all need good roots, the roots of a strong value system, the support of family and friends, a sense of belonging someplace. With good roots, we have the confidence to branch out and try new things, to experiment, to at least try. Without them, we are often aimless and disconnected, like tumbleweeds.
Plants with strong roots stay anchored, yet the roots give them the strength to grow and branch out, to withstand the winds and rains that might come their way.
We, too, have a chance to grow and extend ourselves beyond what we think we can do, to try new things and go new place, to withstand challenges and setbacks, if we have strong roots to support us.
Once rooted, we should extend ourselves byond our garden gates to see what else we can do, to find out how far we can go. We just might be surprised.