Without words, we took our own path and found ourselves a shouting distance apart, “How are the berries over there? Are there many? How big are they? Are they sweet?”. We continued to test different rows and sections while our fingers reddened and our buckets filled.
As we walked back to the entrance, I began to notice a pattern. It was an interesting discovery about human nature. The very first plant of every row had fully ripe bright red berries hanging in large bunches, waiting to be picked.
I, along with many others, marched right past them, on my search for the best pickings. I didn’t see the fullness of their bounty because of my assumption: there were more, bigger, better ahead of me, just out of focus.
It’s the same philosophy that keeps us searching for greener grass, comparing our current situation, concluding that others have it better. And as the scarcity mindset grows, so does our search.
It can also feel as if you are standing at the edge of an acre, when you are faced with a decision, change, or a need for action. My day in the fields was a timely lesson for me that I want to share.
Shift your lens to see the bounty you already hold. Remember that one strawberry tastes as delicious as ten. Then look up to see the field of possibilities as pure abundance, all delicious, and able to nurture you, no matter what you pick.