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

Author Unknown

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Chapter 2, Page 2, Book 17

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 


I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter's tough, but spring's coming. I believe that there's a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better. 

Steve Southerland

February 2nd - growing forward

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.

 John Lennon

We always hear that it is better to give than to receive, but there are times we need to receive in order to grow.

When a plant blooms, it takes in the energy of the sunlight, the oxygen from the air, and the nourishment of water. Slowly, the furled petals of blooms unfold, revealing the face of the flower. 

It receives from nature what it needs to grow.

 Like a flower that grows through a crack in the concrete, sometimes we have to make the best of our situations and bloom where we have been planted.

We may not realize it, but where are now is providing us with vital life lessons for our next adventure of growth and discovery.  

Spring is very much on my mind these days and I have lots of pictures of the flowers that bloom here to share.  I don’t know whether I’ll still be here when they blossom this year, but they don’t need me in order to bloom and grow. They’ll just bloom right where they are.

There are times that like flowers, we need a little raking and turning in our lives to make us bloom — trials that help stir up the soil of our lives

Flowers don’t compare themselves, they just bloom

Too often we look around at each other to measure our own progress. Somedays we can look to our left and see that we may be blooming a little faster than the one next to us and feel good like we are ahead in some sort of race. Other days, we make look to our right and see that we are behind. That all those other flowers have opened up and are looking so, so gorgeous and then, we feel bad. We are behind.

So remember: Stop comparing, start blooming

No matter who we are or where we are, no matter the circumstances, we too can grow and bloom right where we are.

The good and bad things are what form us as people... change makes us grow. 

Kate Winslet


jack69 said...

Ahhhh, if only all humans could quit comparing and be themselves, this would definitely be a better world.

betty said...

Such pretty flowers! I hope where you are going next, Ma, that there will be some pretty flowers outside for you to enjoy! I agree with jack, we need to stop comparing ourselves to others and just enjoy the gifts God has given us.


Mevely317 said...

If we could just be more like the flowers and not waste time comparing ourselves with our peers!
Good one, Ma!
Now, I need to reconcile my head with the notion we need a little raking and turning. Necessary, I suppose, but it doesn't sound like much fun.


Best quote of the day, "Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow."

Rick Watson said...

Beautiful on so many levels.