Changes Quickly and Slowly

If you’re waiting for a person to get rid of a bad habit or start a new healthy habit it seems to take forever. Compare that slow change to how quickly things in nature sometimes change. Wildflowers and plants in northern Minnesota don’t have much time to grow. The transformation that takes place each summer on the Gunflint Trail is absolutely amazing. The ferns in the woods in August blanket the forest floor while in May they were just tiny sprouts and fiddleheads. The blooms of the wild roses have been replaced with giant rose hips. The list goes on and on. That’s why it’s so important to savor each day and take time to smell the flowers because they don’t last forever.

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