It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, February 04, 2013

Chapter 2, Page 4, Book 13



Flowers don't worry about how the're going to bloom.  They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. 

Jim Carrey


Today's Word

Bloom 

The flower of a plant.
Something resembling the flower of a plant
 A condition or time of vigor, freshness, and beauty
To shine; glow.
 To grow or flourish

We've all heard the saying that we are to BLOOM where we are planted.  I love this saying! To me it means embracing where you are right now and really living it, to do your best and enjoy each moment no matter where you are or what you are doing.  Don't wait to realize your dreams.

So many think they have to wait for a special time to do that.  Like waiting for a new home, a new job or a time when you have more money.  But truly each moment is a time to bloom.

We grow and flourish every day of our lives.  Just how we do it is up to us.  

An ancient legend tells of a king who walked into his garden one day to find almost everything withered and dying. After speaking to an oak near the gate, the king learned that he was troubled because he was not tall and beautiful like the pine. The pine overheard their conversation and added that she, too, was upset, for she could not bear delicious fruit like the pear tree. The pear tree heard his name and began to complain that he did not have the lovely odor of the spruce. And so it went throughout the entire garden.

Near the very edge of the garden grew a little daisy. As the king approached, he noticed her bright little face, full of life."Well, little flower, said the monarch, I'm glad to find that there is at least one happy face in my garden.

Oh king, she said, I know I'm little, and not many people notice me, but one day I realized that you if planted me here, you must have had a good reason. So, your majesty, I've determined to be the best little flower I can be!

The flower doesn’t ask for perfection before it blooms. It does whatever it can to bring its beauty to the world.

Bloom!

5 comments:

linda m said...

Very uplifting blog, Blessings!

That corgi :) said...

I like the thought of blooming where planted; I eventually bloom where I'm planted, but sometimes it takes a bit to get the soil (my mind and heart) ready to bloom :)

betty

jack69 said...

SWEET, this one!
Stay warm and keep the faith. It will soon be time for BLOOMS!

But YOU do that now! ((HUGS))
(Close the door up there! we have the heater on!) hahahaha

Rose said...

Yes, we all bloom where we are planted. I believe in that.

I love this post. I love all your posts.

Hugs

Chatty Crone said...

I think sometimes I am like the morning glory I open up sometimes and unfortunately I close sometimes too.