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Weeds or Grass: Principles from the Principal
- January 19, 2017
- Posted by: Jerry Atchley
- Category: Principles from the Principal
I had a beautiful Bermuda grass lawn at my home in Oklahoma. I sprayed my lawn with a pre-emergent combination designed to get rid of weeds and help the Bermuda to thrive. Weeds have the tendency to grow much faster than the Bermuda because they don’t need any help! They will grow anywhere and will thrive even in the harshest conditions. On the other hand, if Bermuda grass is going to flourish, it has to be watered and fertilized.
I’ve found that life is like that. Bad habits, negative attitudes, and a critical and judgmental spirit will flourish under almost any circumstances. Generosity, compassion, humility, loyalty, and tolerance require some attention. If our lives are going to add value to the lives of others, we need regular doses of water and fertilizer—–like scripture, inspirational messages, good books, positive friendships/relationships, devoted prayer time, and maybe even a good sermon ever so often.
LeRoy Beam, EdD
The King’s Academy
“You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself.” – Miguel Ruiz