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AGAINST ALL ODDS

Amazing Plant by Bob Timm, Minot ND

Against All Odds

 

It would seem to be an outright miracle that this plant is alive, much less thriving. Growing threw the minutest of cracks in a cement floor, inside a building, and with no know source of water.

 

I think we have all known or heard inspiring stories of people who, like this plant, over came great odds and flourished despite their circumstances.

 

When we hear those stories our own troubles seem small and we feel a bit ashamed but in a matter of time, often to short of an amount of time, we are back to feeling sorry for ourselves, thinking we didn’t get a fair shake, not enough light, not enough nourishment in our life.

 

 

Obviously this plant didn’t think itself into success. It just grew because that is what it is supposed to do.

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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Who would think I could be humbled by a plant Sheila Anderson but seeing this plant and the circumstances that it thrives in did indeed humble me.

Jun 23, 2015 11:24 PM #15
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It did what it's DNA was programmed to do. It just grew up and toward the light!

Jun 24, 2015 12:24 AM #16
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Bob- it's a bit like the little engine that could... "I think I can, I think I can."  Love it. 

Jun 24, 2015 12:51 AM #17
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As surely as this plant thrives in adversity, so can we;  yet there will be many more who will stand on rich fertile soil and offer a thousand excuses of why they CAN'T!

 

I am reminded of Art William's response to excuses: "JUST DO IT!"

Jun 24, 2015 01:14 AM #18
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I love what you said Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert "It grew towards the light" even though it had just the smallest of cracks in the concrete to find that light.

Kathy Streib I almost titled the post "I think I can", we are on the same line of thought on this post (and many others).

Jun 24, 2015 01:55 AM #19
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You are so right Fred Cope and all to often I find I'm one of those whiners when I'm on fertile soil.

Jun 24, 2015 01:58 AM #20
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Bob "RealMan" Timm 

That has to be in the top 100 real estate pictures for me. Amazing!

Jun 24, 2015 07:54 AM #21
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Bob "RealMan" Timm - if you think you can or you can't - either way you are right! 

Love the thought behind this simple picture!

Yes, we can do it!

Jun 24, 2015 02:08 PM #22
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Bob - that is a great example.  We must decide rather than wait for perfect conditions and once we decide the way will present itself.

Jun 24, 2015 08:14 PM #23
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Alan Kirkpatrick WOW! Thanks for a great compliment.

Thank you Praful Thakkar when I first saw it my impulses almost had me pull it up and then the light bulb went off that it would be a good picture of determination.

Jun 24, 2015 11:17 PM #24
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Right on Grant Schneider way to often we wait for the right time and then time passes us by.

Jun 24, 2015 11:18 PM #25
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That is quite amazing this weed could grow in there, especially with no water.

Jun 25, 2015 12:25 PM #26
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That's the mystery to me Joan Cox as we have not had excessive water this spring that would have seeped under the slab.

Jun 25, 2015 11:05 PM #27
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This would make a great poster.  Why not sign and frame it.

Jun 30, 2015 11:23 AM #28
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Thanks for the great compliment Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

Jun 30, 2015 10:02 PM #29
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Bob - That plant certainly had a lot of determination and did grow against all odds.

Jul 08, 2015 11:30 AM #30
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Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm 

There's an old saying "Bloom where you are planted." It came from F.W. Woolworth. Thank you for the reminder

Jul 08, 2015 12:33 PM #31
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I know someone a lot like that little plant, beating the odds over time. Love the quote Doug posted too.

Jul 08, 2015 01:55 PM #32
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IT SURE DID Troy Erickson (oops, sorry about the caps lock)

GREAT quote Doug Dawes !

Jul 09, 2015 04:44 AM #33
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I'd bet the person you refer to Tammy Lankford has a great disposition as well. To often I find myself whining instead of praising.

Jul 09, 2015 04:45 AM #34
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