April Showers bring May Flowers
It's Terrific 2's Tuesday!
Some people are just surviving each day. It's a daily battle for them to simply get out of bed and face another day in that office or classroom or plant or hospital or truck or bus or whatever environment they're in. Even those of us at home can sometime find ourselves without any drive or motivation to do much.
Making every day the best it can be means that we sometimes have to have shot in the arm, something that will perk us up in order to thrive. Just like the Spring Rains turn everything green and things begin to bloom and blossom and grow, we need something in our lives that keep us blooming and growing too. To succeed in realizing our goals and dreams we need to Thrive
In the dictionary the Definition of THRIVE is:
: to grow vigorously
to grow or develop successfully : to flourish or succeed
to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances
I've done my share of surviving and not thriving, and I learned most of my lessons through failure and experience
One thing I've learned is that we do have to BLOOM where we are planted. We are placed
in the circumstances that we are in for a reason, and we can choose to make the best of the situation we are in.
Sometimes a little fertilizer is needed but where we are is often where we are meant to be.
I like to treat myself well and I although I live on a limited budget since I've retired, I found a few things that are like fertilizer to my body and my soul that are reasonably inexpensive and that do make me bloom.
Going shopping with my daughter, even if I don't buy much
Going out to lunch with my friends,
Visiting with my sisters
Browsing around at a craft store
A good soak in a bubble bath, and an Ice cream cone...they are what I call my instant trip to the beach.
The present moment always offers us the ground in which we can take root and open our hearts. What this means is that we live fully, wherever we are, not hesitating because conditions are not perfect. Perhaps you have been waiting for your circumstance to change before you can be happy...It's time to stop waiting.
When the going gets rough, our challenge is to get going. To do our best. Then, leave the rest up to God. May He grant you the grace to bloom where you are planted.
Lenten Tip for the day:
PRAY for God’s love to be felt and experienced by everyone on earth.
Thats my 2 for this Tuesday -- Thrive and Bloom!
I hope wherever you find yourself today, you can bloom too.
Have a Terrific Tuesday!