As i walked past my flowers this morning a dozen metaphors came to mind.
I bought those flowers closed - I put them in water and now a week later theyre open
The Dutch Irises behind them are ones that were given to me for free by my florist because the last bunch I bought didn't open
Beauty is available everywhere if you stop to notice it
There are no gaurantees about any specific result you may get for your efforts, but the big picture will work out
These are just my top of mind points. The takeout for me is to keep doing the right things, trust, keep talking to people and be prepared to notice the little wins.