In agriculture, not everyday is a harvest. In fact, for most crops, harvesting everyday is not a good idea. First of all, there needs to be adequate time given for plants to grow and mature in accordance to the season, which will yield a more fruitful harvest. Second, only harvesting (but not planting the seeds) will only get you so far. Eventually, there will be nothing left to harvest.
This concept makes sense in the realm of agriculture. It’s just the “nature” of things. But it also applies to life.
Sometimes, we expect every day in life to be a harvest–a day we hit the mark, reach a goal, or complete a major task. However, this quote, by Robert Louis Stevenson, reminds us to not judge each day by the harvest we reap.
In everything, there is a season. Some days are meant for planting the seeds and some days are meant for nurturing them. The more we judge each day by the seeds we plant and nurture, the more we’ll find each day to be just as fruitful as the days we get to reap what we’ve sowed.