I’ve always loved carving pumpkins with my kids. I don’t know how many more times I can do it with them as they are growing older. They may be getting past that age soon, but I’ve always loved that tradition. I love the Halloween songs, the smell of the fall candles, and seeing the house decorated with Halloween and fall decorations. It’s always a fun time of the year.
Even though we’ve been doing it for many years, I’m still always shocked at the amount of seeds inside the pumpkins. They are so abundant. There are just so so many. The kids keep scooping them and scooping them. The first couple of years we just tossed them. Then we learned how to roast them and season them and have been doing that ever since.
I enjoy thinking about how plentiful the seeds are. This has gotten me thinking about what’s inside? What do I give to people? Do I leave seeds through my interactions and work and with others? Am I bountiful and plentiful in my leadership and what I give to others?
As we are in the holiday time, if someone were to cut me open, am I giving plentiful resources to others? Can I plant seeds in others that would then grow and help other people? That’s what this is all about. How can we take the gifts and talents inside of us and help others? What can we leave behind to grow and produce more good things in the lives of those around us, as well as the world we live in.
I challenge you to continue planting seeds in others. Keep giving of yourselves.
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