From little acorns mighty oak trees grow.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
I love both these quotes because basically they encourage small beginnings, baby steps , making a start, a little faith in a great end result. Humble origins leading to wonderful things.
As a thrifty and ‘natural’ parent I am a big believer in growing our own fruit tress and bushes in UK. Oh for just so many reasons, to teach the kids about nature, self sufficiency, because its cost effective, reduces our carbon footprint and so on.
But actually the main reason we plant our lettuce seeds…I want my children to to know a small beginning, an effort on their part with some hope and some nurture can really become something wonderful. Planting seeds physically and metaphorically and tending them is a life lesson for us all.
and as it is world book day may I recommend this lovely book from one of the best children’s writers in the whole wide world……
and I will leave you with this