These once-upon-a-time dying greenhouse plants and 2/$1 seed packets from Dollar Tree have bloomed right where they were planted in my little backyard flowerbed.
I didn’t know if they’d turn out. This was my first year planting flowers on this kind of scale. I’ve done small pots by the house (which currently have silk flowers in them this year- don’t judge), and we have lilies growing by the garage that my husband planted & need absolutely no maintenance, but I’ve never done this on my own (and really, Mr. Awesome helped me a whole lot).
Still, I thought I’d give it a go.
Man, aren’t they gorgeous?
I mean just look at all of those colors for a minute. This is only a small view of the beauty that stretches 15-20 feet long through our yard.
Now, imagine for a minute if we all decided we would bloom where we’re planted, no matter our past (like the dollar tree seeds, or the once well cared for plants from the green house). What if we quit trying to be something we were never meant to be.
What if we stopped worrying about our past? I’m talking our distant past, and also the things that troubled us just last week, or even yesterday.
What if we let go of who we *thought* we were, or what we *thought* we could only become, based on what we’ve already lived out or been taught about ourselves?
What if we owned up to who we are today, and decided we’d just strengthen, bloom, and grow ourselves, right here and now?
You know what I think would happen? I think each of our inner beauties would shine, our individual talents and creativity would blossom, and this world would absolutely be transformed by the goodness of it all.
Let’s do that.
And let’s not just do it once and be done, but let’s be ever blooming.
Always seeking to discover beauty, always giving our best. Always growing.
That’s the kind of life I desire.
The life where no matter what situations I’m planted in I roll with it, adapt to the surroundings, and BLOOM!
As a mother, I want to raise children who can do the same. It’s tough in this day and age. Not impossible, just tough.
That’s okay folks, we can do the tough things!
I want you all blooming alongside of me too, and teaching your people to do the same.
Be blessed, my sweet friends.