It’s Not How We Start, It’s How We End

Life can be very similar to this bonsai. Tangled, confused, with twists and turns; but in the end everything was necessary for the pretty foliage that adorns it.

Grow a bonsai is a complete art that has been practiced in Asia for many centuries. They come from the same full size seed, but in small containers and carefully trimmed and trained to have a unique beautiful and elegant bonsai. Just like life; parents bring into the world a baby. The happiness of holding that baby brings the vision of the future adult we want him to become. Parents then start feeding the baby with the best food they have in store. Parents want the baby to grow a strong man, so they expose him to the sun, to the water and the mud.. They play with him, they also teach and correct him in love in hope that he becomes their dreamed adult. In other words, they trim and train him. In the end, after all the twists and entangles comes the joy of a child we are proud of.

We can also compared it with our mistakes, sins, sorrows and failures; but if we persevere, the end could be a beautiful bonsai.

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  1. My strong roots come from my parents. They were strong and demanding. My dad didn’t like sloppiness; not even a short answer to a homework. He liked us to elaborate more. If the answer was a date, place, name or something like that, he would not accept that from us. “you can say more than that.” We have our moments but one thing for sure, they did their job. Mom & Dad: Thank you for your legacy.