Celebrating Mother’s Day is kinda like taking on the management for your land on your own. Maybe like me, before you became a mother, you honored the day but didn’t have the full concept. Maybe you’ve had land within your family for a while but you were never fully involved in the management decisions…. So you honored the fact that you had land… you honored the work your parents, husband, or grandparents did to “work” the land or manage the land – you respected the investment they made to keep the land within the family… but until YOU started to be more engaged you didn’t get the full-picture.
Now that you have started your involvement, maybe in just being engaged with WHAT is being done on the property or maybe you’re taking on ALL the decisions, you are starting to see all what was “unrecognized”. You’re also no longer looking at the short-term but what is best for the long-term. You’re no longer taking it for the day-by-days that you happen to visit the property, but envisioning of the what-could-be’s for the future. Just like before, you honored Mother’s Day as the one-day a year and then after becoming a mother yourself (whether you became a mother by giving birth, adopting, or just the like-a-mother to a friend’s child), you no longer see the day-by-day short picture but are now focused on the long-term. You are looking at how what you do “today” can turn into what can be “tomorrow”. You are making the sacrifices today to reap the benefits tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.
Sometimes life happens, and the plan has to be altered, but you can now SEE the future.
Just like when you become a mother- your perspective completely changes and it can be a little worrisome but completely all-consuming – taking OWNERSHIP of your land will completely change your perspective, be a little worrisome and to an extent all-consuming. It will be one of the most exciting challenges and adventures of your life, that like motherhood, will change you from the inside out. Taking ownership and being engaged with your property is something to be proud of, and even on the hard days and when you have to make tough decisions on what to do, remember it will pass and keep your eyes on the big picture.