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The Easter Lily and the Peach Pit - Part Three (originally published May 2020)

Promise. A word that has such much meaning. According to Google, the definition of promise is “a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen.” There is even a further explanation according to the Bible; a) a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified, b) a legally binding declaration that gives the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act. - Merriam-Webster. One of my favorite words in the English language. Or any language, for that matter!

I decided to unearth the peach tree pit yesterday to see if there was any life in that pit, and alas, there is not. Just two dried up peach pit halves all full of dirt. I thought to myself, “If the peach pit represents the greater community to me, the community outside of my regular and quite small physical circle (especially now with C-Virus visiting), and I promised to share the story of the peach pit, what story is there left to tell?”

I took the two halves into the kitchen, washed off all of the dirt, and realized that honestly, if I put my mind to it, I could create a pair of earrings with these two halves. Just a little paint, a light coat of protection, a couple of hooks or posts, but if I truly put my mind to it, I could make a pair of earrings!

Then my friend came over after work to enjoy a simple workout together, as the gym is still closed, and we figured we would just make it happen with what we had, and so we did!

She has a little pup, a cute little thing by the name of Misty. As we were working out on the front porch, I saw her eating something over by where I had poured out the dirt from the pot that held the peach pit. My mind immediately went to “She is eating my peach pits, and the story will just have an update on the dog that ate the peach pits!”

After we were done working out, I went over to the little basket of seeds I have that I plan on starting this week, and found the two peach pit halves in the container on top of the handful of rocks I had placed into the bottom of the pot. I fished them out, brought them inside, and now have a little creativity project! A symbol of 2020, my own personal peach pit halve earrings!

I’ve made a promise to myself as well, to come out of my own #TombTime with even more strength, more compassion, and more kindness as I move forward into my next venture. More consideration for the gifts that are bestowed upon me each and every day that I wake up.

Less allowing myself to be overcome by fear, to move forward in God’s perfect timing for me and honestly, I have no desire to get back upon a ‘fast track’ once again. It does not serve my body, mind and spirit to be so wrapped up in the ‘outer’ world that I forget the ‘inner’ world. I believe it is in the quieter moments, such as these moments in this unwanted #TombTime that we are all in, that God speaks loudest. - ms. c.e.hesser

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