In a recent conversations with a friend, I have found another gardening metaphor for life. For the other ones, see Real Life Gardening.
Sometimes we go through hard times in life where we don’t really see much productivity. We don’t see the fruit of our labors. But just because you don’t see fruit yet doesn’t mean your plant isn’t growing. Some plants even grow their produce under the ground where you can’t see it until you pick it.
Keep tending and working. You’ll produce that produce in time.