Each year has its label. 2020 the year of the pandemic and 2021 the year of the insurrection and gorilla glue girl, depending on where you are on the social media spectrum.
These last two years have determined our self-identity as people, as Americans, as people of color, and its influenced generations.
For many of us, its the years of surviving the storm, reinventing the will, being able to overcome and facing challenges, and for many its the year that your hard work and seeds planted begin to bear fruit.
There are requirements necessary when planting seeds. Because each plant has unique seed-starting requirements. These seeds that were planted in preparedness for what was to come. The soil had to be prepared through financial hardships, racial upheavals, and pandemic outbreaks. These were seeds they were either planted for your personal growth, seeds planted for your financial freedom, planted for your new career, or the beginning to understanding the love of self.
When seeds are planted, they first grow roots. Once these roots take hold, a small plant will begin to emerge and eventually break through the soil.
The financial freedom may begin to surface as the prior years saw much loss of jobs, but with covid you may have had the opportunity to save, so as things opened up you are to better manage your finances and realize what is important. Seeds were planted that birthed hobbies that beared a new career goal and/or opportunity.
Seeds were planted that we see has taken root and becomes a immovable force that screams we are not to be taken lightly, that we planted seeds of our children, our sons and husbands in blood so that what grew was a seething anger, and fight that with the death of George Floyd resulted in a push that changed a nation and the world.
2021 is bearing fruit of hard work, labor and sacrifice. We must not pull the root nor weaken the tree. We must continue to water and strengthen, grow and multiply. So as we see 2022 rear, we should see the culmination and focus in a product, in an idea that becomes reality, in a consciousness that now has action behind it.
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” John 15:4–5