You Need Room to Grow and Thrive

The season has changed from winter into spring, and with the seasonal shift (beyond the shedding of clothing), comes a new collection of spring produce. Asparagus, fava beans, shallots oh my! The list continues on and throughout the season as we head closer to summer, more produce begins to pop their tiny little sprouts
out of the earth or blossom off the trees.

But, how did this produce suddenly appear? Actually, there is no sudden or
hurried produce that will be planted one afternoon, and pop up the next
morning. Don’t believe me? Ask a fellow farmer or a garden enthusiast. Nature
must take its course and provide optimal time and nourishment in order for
proper growth to occur. Lets break this down…

A location for the future produce/flowers/etc must be scouted out. The proper
soil, light, space, time of year must be accounted for in order to produce
magnificent fruit. Once this occurs, a hole is dug, and the seeds are planted,
spacing them out accordingly so the underworld of roots can expand and grow and
capture all it’s allotted nutrients. These nutrients must be sent thru the
plant’s root system much like our internal vascular system. Nutrients are
transported thru our circulatory system throughout our bodies to the
appropriate body parts, cells, etc in order to keep them alive and vibrant.
Although these important systems cannot be seen without digging into the earth
or taking surgical methods to view the inside systems in the physical body, one
must provide the adequate nourishment in order for these systems to thrive and

Maintenance of these growing specimens must occur. Weeds, pests, and natural
occurrences may try and steal from your plants growth or even begin to nibble
on the upcoming fruits. The plant needs ample room to grow and continue
spreading its roots, so weeds must be removed in order for this plant to
thrive. Compare this to ourselves as human beings. We continually need to grow
and thrive, and often times “weeds” such as negative thoughts, a
sedentary lifestyle, people who aren’t supporting us but rather bringing us
down, or inadequate fuel could all hinder our growth! Weed these things out of
your way! You need room to move, grow, and thrive! Is it work? Absolutely, but
it often takes getting your hands dirty, a bit of hard labor and sweat to see
that beautiful fruit become ripe and ready to be picked! Oooohhhhh, the fruits
of our labor become that much more nourishing when we’ve helped it grow up into
something that can then help nourish not only ourselves, but others as well!

Have the best FUEL-filled day ever!

Megan Church

CEO of MangoFuel LLC