when an acorn becomes a piano
I was listening the other day to a story about an acorn.
An acorn that becomes an oak tree. And an oak tree that becomes a piano.
Many people want to be the piano. We want to be noticed, useful, and beautiful.
But we can’t go from being an acorn to a piano. We can only go from being an oak tree to a piano.
Each step along the way, each measure of growth is leading us to become what we will become.
We live in a world where we want things quick. We expect things quick. We want to go from an acorn to a piano. We don’t want to weather the storms, face the heartache and the winds of life, which in turn are the very things that shape us into something that is noticed, useful, and beautiful.