I wanted to write a post about how we should remain strong and steadfast in our pursuits, using the analogy of how long it takes an acorn to become a mighty oak.
And how the tallest long-leaf pine spends years as a spindly little seedling.
So I searched for quotes to make sure I had my oak quote correct, and I found a gem that really needs no more words, just contemplation.
It’s from James Allen who, among many other important positions, served as New Zealand’s Minister of Defense in the early 1900s.
“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.”
That may have just become my favorite quote.