Sometimes growth is about appreciating your own achievements, however small.
Like this diminutive jalapeño (actual size 2 cm approx), it might not be a record winner but I grew that. It even ripened on time unlike my earlier escapades with tomatoes, they eventually ripened in November. In a summer that wasn’t as good as it promised, I think that’s something.
Sometimes growth is about letting go.
We don’t always have to hold onto things. This is a Manky feather, literally and figuratively. It’s shorter than my index finger but it represents an awful lot of growth in this little blue tit’s life. I might hold on to this, being the sentimental fool that I am, but there are other things though that I need to let go of, sometimes I need to move on.