Depression Toolkit #7: Great expectations

Meet Pip.

Actually, you might have met Pip back in November, here.

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And then of course, you may have noted that I occasionally mentioned Pip’s progress…

Here in December and here in January.

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I have not kept up with my little orchard’s progress here on the blog, but suffice it to say, that by Easter Pip and his four contemporaries were looking quite healthy:

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And today Pip continues to reach skywards, expecting great things (and the occasional watering) and full of potential.

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What’s the idea? Well, it occurred to me that some things take time, and all that while they are growing, straining with potential towards the light. To have great expectations means also to be realistic about the time it takes to get there. I never minded taking years to study and become qualified. I never particularly minded how many years I was a child. I always assumed I would grow up. I always knew I would qualify eventually (that took longer than first expected too). I also fully expect to recover. I can rest in knowing that great things will happen.

“I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.”

John 12:24

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