Growing New, Not Old

Growing New, Not Old


Wednesday evening meetings in our church are a time for the congregation to share what has been helpful to them, and I loved this idea that was offered last night by Diane Staples, who long ago wrote a short article about this topic that I encourage you to read here

Last night she said: 

“It is useful to realize that the opposite of old is not young, but instead, that the opposite of old is new. If you think the opposite of old is young, you are coming from young and headed to old. But if you think that the opposite of old is new, you are moving away from the old toward the new, just as plants can’t grow old shoots but can only grow new ones, and we can only move from old experiences to new ones.  Try focusing on growing new, because in terms of growth, you can’t grow old anyway.”

Wonderful, right?  Thank you!


I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


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