Planting and Harvesting: An Encouraging Words Episode


After eating some of the most delicious strawberries since last summer, I got to thinking about harvests – how grateful I am for the harvest of fruit in its natural season rather than that grown off-season in a greenhouse – and about the harvests in our own lives.

In order to have a harvest, you need to plant. What am I planting in my life, and what will that yield in the end? In my personal life, the thoughts I plant – or let someone else plant – become beliefs, and those lead to a harvest of behaviors. In my professional life, I need to plant by writing books, water the plants by publishing them, and harvest the plants by marketing and selling the books.

What do we want to harvest? In order to see if we’ll get what we’re hoping for, we need to look and see what we’re planting and tending in our gardens.

About the author, Kitty

Kitty Bucholtz writes superhero urban fantasy and romantic comedy, often with an inspirational element woven in. After earning her M.A. in Creative Writing, she formed Daydreamer Entertainment and began self-publishing. Founder of the WRITE NOW! Workshop and the new WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast, she loves to teach in person and online. Learn more at