Growth spurts

I am bigger than this. And may I be helped to grow to my full size.*
M. C. Richards

My, look how much you’ve grown!

When did adults stop saying this to you?

Perhaps more importantly,
When did children stop saying this to you?

A growth spurt is only growth that we notice,
But we’re growing little by little,
And the days add up.

Now that our outside growing is over and done with,
Each day becomes another opportunity to grow on the inside.

Some want to grow big quickly,
But the best way has always been a little each day,
And we’re on the way to a spurt.

*M. C. Richards’ Centering.

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