According to an old Chinese proverb:
If you are planting for a year… plant
If you are planting for a decade… plant trees.
If you are planting for a century… plant people.
What does it mean to “plant people”?
Clear the land, till the soil;
Seed, feed and weed;
Then harvest and enjoy.
To “plant people” is to faithfully invest
in each person.
By cultivating a safe and loving “holding
environment” to harbor new life and nurture continual growth;
By teaching foundational virtues for deep
“roots” to ground a healthy and purposeful base for one’s life;
By inspiriting true courage so an
individual can rise as high as their “wings” will ever dare them to fly.
Whether we “plant people”;
Or realize we are the “plant”;
“Planting people” is a very serious
But only, in deed!
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