"I learn more about God
From weeds than from roses;
Through the smallest chink of hope
in the absolute of concrete."
~Phillip Pulfrey ~
There are all kinds of ways to grow- up, down, sideways, around things. Half-dead trees and bushes grow, and so do choking vines, and seedlings in pots. So there's no right way- there's just growth.
We can trim it, tame it, fertilize it, nurture it with love- whatever we do with the growth in our lives, that's our choice. The point is to recognize that there are no limits on it, and no particular way it has to look.
I am grateful to recognize that everything living is growing in its own way.