How to Plant a Dream

by Martyna Bizdra

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You have a piece of land. It is a meadow, but you dream about having a garden – full of trees.

You dig a hole, not too deep and narrow, just as deep as the environment where the trees were originally grown. You take the tree, put it into the hole and cover it with soil. Water it.

For days and months you look on your piece of ground, and what you notice there is not really attractive, neither it resembles the trees you want to have. What you see are the tiny tubes with the trees hidden inside, so they can grow without too much exposure to sun or wind. But you keep going…

You water the ground, and occasionally add some fertilizers. You know that you worked well while digging the holes, you gave them the right environment so the roots could grow, and the trees might be stronger later.

The scene is still everything but the trees..

But you give them the right care from the day one. You look after the roots, so they can spread out in the soil. You avoid “glazing”. It may happen when the soil –skin that covers the bottom and sides of a hole hardens so that the roots cannot reach water or grow. You water the ground… and add the root promoting fertilizers or fungi.

Day after day, season after season, your trees become stronger and bigger. You see and hear birds coming to sit on the branches, and cherish the shadow that it gives.

You will love its fruits.

Work and patience will pay off

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mariana September 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Definitely, taking one step at a time is the best strategy.

2 Martyna Bizdra September 13, 2011 at 9:11 am

maybe… :)

3 Jim Olenbush@Austin Luxury Realtor September 16, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Planting a dream and making that dream become a reality is not a day’s work, it involves lot of hard work, patience, devotion and passion to make it happen. Just as we take care of a plant we need to nurture our dreams. Nice comparison.

4 Martyna Bizdra September 16, 2011 at 5:14 pm

“Just as we take care of a plant we need to nurture our dreams” nicely put Jim

thanks
Martyna

5 Annie@Graphic Designers Nashville October 11, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Very inspirational! Patience is key.

6 Ryan August 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I love this. Dreams do not come to fruition overnight nor do they happen as a byproduct of our lives. We need to carefully tender to them and help them grow. It is the only way.

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