Sometimes we don't notice the strength of something until it's in full bloom being it's awesome self. Like this red pepper growing next to my car in downtown Pittsburgh...
Isn't it so amazing when something like this happens? Like, holy shit, there's a random pepper growing out of the brick/weed ground of a city bank parking lot (don't tell them I park here when they leave). By all reasonable logic, there's no reason for this pepper to have started growing, let alone get this far.
As the days passed by and I continued to be amazed by this resilient red veggie, I couldn't help but get a little philosophical. I mean, this thing was just defying the odds and becoming a pepper. Yes, it looks a little less appetizing than one I'd choose at the store, but it's growing and thriving in an environment where not one soul is caring for it. How often do we feel as if we need a certain someone or a certain situation or sequence of events to happen in order to be strong? How often do we catch ourselves saying "if only I had....". It's time to take a lesson, not from me as an adventure coach, but from this red parking lot pepper and know that it's possible to become what you're meant to be without the perfect conditions in place.
Get after it, pepper.