Much like the seeds of flowers and plants, we transport the seeds of our lives wherever we go. We carry seeds to our jobs, our communities, our families, as well as in our interactions with friends and strangers. We like to think we transport seeds of hope, growth, joy, love, peace, encouragement, support, compassion, etc. But, sometimes, the seeds we carry, while welcomed by some, are considered weeds by others. Maybe it's the way we transport the seeds, maybe there's history in the interactions, or our own pain, baggage, etc. is causing damage to our seeds. Or, maybe it's an issue with the recipients. Unless someone tells us, how can we know? I wish I knew the answer. We can't control how others respond to us. But we can do our best to ensure that the seeds of our lives are as healthy as possible. (I believe we can't give our best without working on our mess.) And, hopefully, the healthier our seeds, the less likely they'll be treated as weeds.