Golden Delicious

“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious.” —Bill Meyer (1892-1957); baseball manager, coach

All summer long I get bit by mosquitoes. Drives me crazy. A friend suggested, "If you just think 'they won't bite me' maybe you won't get bit."

I'm not that easily convinced. Still, I see the point. Our thoughts create our reality.

This morning Maddi and I were playing piano when she looked at me with both dimples emphasizing her expression and said, "Doesn't it feel good to have a piano lesson?"

What a golden delicious thought! Most people complain about practice, training, exercise, instruction. Often we aren't patient enough to rehearse again and again, to keep trying when the end result seems so far away.

Maybe it's not just about thinking our way towards what we want–maybe it's about enjoying the process to get there. Doesn't it feel to run a 5K? Doesn't it feel good to help a friend? Doesn't it feel good to clean the kitchen? Doesn't it feel good to go to bed early? Doesn't it feel good to spend time with those we love?

Every thought is a seed…doesn't it feel good to plant some Golden Delicious thoughts?

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