Harvest can be defined as a gathering of crops; to reap a large supply. There is a positive connotation to the word. When you think of harvest season, you think of a time of plenty or a large surplus. But that harvest doesn’t always have to be corn or wheat, it can also relate to us. Here is how the term can relate to everyday life in this season of thankfulness.
1. A Harvest of Faith
Faith is a necessity in life. We sometimes may lose our sense of direction, passion or even optimism. But we just need a small amount of faith to reap the upcoming harvest. When you have faith, you are trusting in something you may not see physically, but your spirit can already touch it. Your mind is already harvesting the crops of the future, despite it physically being just planted. When your mind and spirit are harvesting positivity, your subconscious is already gathering the harvest. Keeping the faith is essential because it allows us to put our trust in something we cannot see. And relatively, as it takes a season for the harvest to grow, it also takes time for your spirit of faith to grow. But just as you feed the crop, you must continue to feed your faith. And then you will be able to harvest that greatness which has grown within you.
2. A Spirit of Thankfulness
Often, people find it easy to be thankful in good times. However, we must learn to be thankful in difficult times as well. Similarly, when there is a full harvest and good crops in excess, it is simple to be in good spirits of overabundance. Not only must we have a spirit of thankfulness in what has yet to come, but also in what is set to come. We cannot only be thankful in what we see in the present time, but being thankful now, about the future, is planting a seed of hope for tomorrow. That is why it is so important to believe in yourself and be thankful in what is, and what will be.
3. Patience until the Harvest is Ripe
The harvest season is reflective of life because it teaches us to wait and be patient. Waiting isn’t stopping or giving up or allowing the fruit to overripen and be inedible. Waiting is the ability to be patient until it is time. Whether this is relevant to learning something new, a relationship, wanting something or achieving one’s dreams, sometimes you must wait for the right moment. That doesn’t mean to be stagnate. Water your harvest, learn new things, focus on your goals and take action. But patience is important to make sure you don’t rush a ripening harvest.
4. Reap what you Sow
When you work hard in life, you learn to appreciate the many blessings bestowed upon you. With enough determination, perseverance and hard work, you can achieve anything. Just as you must be willing to water your crop, tend to it, protect it from harsh conditions and do whatever it may take for the survival of the crop, you must learn to be that strong, driven and determined in your work and passions. Then, just as you pick the crop of the harvest, you too, can reap what you sow.
5. Reach for Greatness as the Wheat Reaches Towards the Sun
There are many images where you see the harvest grains reaching for the sun, metaphorically speaking. Despite what temperatures they may have been through, they still reach upward to embrace the light and warmth. There is a higher reaching, outstretching and limitless sense of determination. Like the crop, we must outstretch our arms towards the sun and embrace whatever may come our way. Life won’t always be easy or fair, but it’s better to reach towards the light than to shrink into darkness. If you learn to reach towards the sun and embrace positivity, you will automatically start to attract the brighter things in life. You attract what you believe in. So, keep reaching for the sunlight and embrace its warmth this harvest season.