Monday, November 19, 2018

"Bloom Where You're Planted"

It's my time of year again...Autumn.  I can't help it.  I just L-O-V-E fall!  How can you not love it?  The air is crisp and the colors are vibrant.  There are beautiful flowers.  The trees are adorned in amazing shades of yellows, golds, oranges, rusts and reds.  My whole world is just breathtaking!  There is beauty everywhere...and I mean EVERYWHERE!!!

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I took a walk as we often do when the weather is nice.  As we were walking, I was overwhelmed by the magic that was surrounding me.  When we were getting close to home, I was surprised to see a tree growing out of a storm sewer.  It was beautifully dressed in bright red leaves.

Besides just looking at the wonder of it all, two thoughts occurred to me:

1There's beauty everywhere if you just look for it.  Keep yourself open and you can find beauty...even in the most surprising places.

2)  The will to live is amazing.  This little seed was somehow pushed or washed into a storm sewer.  Instead of giving up, it decided to grow and be the best tree it could be, given it's circumstances.

This translates to all of us.  No matter what circumstance you find yourself in, BE THE BEST YOU, YOU CAN BE.  Don't focus on what you don't have.  Appreciate and be grateful for what you do have.

"Bloom where you're planted."

Love,  Paula