Red flowers. Yellow flowers. Purple flowers. Large ones. Orange ones. Small ones. Bought from a store. Growing wild in a field. Displayed proudly in a yard. They seem to be everywhere.
My bride loves flowers. I enjoy bringing her flowers. She loves planting them and watching them grow. My neighbors spend hours in their yard. I spend very little time in ours.
I find flowers to be fascinating in that all of us love their beauty, color, and brightness. Flowers have a way of erasing the clouds in the sky and those deep in our heart. Flowers, without ever saying a word, find a way to always make us smile. They are so fragile yet feel so powerful.
They never tap us on the shoulder nor are they ever the loudest in a room. Their humility should become our example for it seems like it is never about them but all about making us feel better and making us smile.
Their journey on earth is a great example for us in that time is needed for their beauty to appear. They always need sun, soil and rain to nourish them helping them become strong. You see, they too can never do it by themselves.
Weeds, insects, and animals threaten their very existence at times yet they do not seemingly discourage our flowers from blooming. Regardless of their circumstance they always seem to persist.
They rarely choose their home yet make the most of what they find around them. It’s true, sometimes they just can’t make it, but they are certain in their belief that others around them will persevere and develop into what they dream of becoming – the most beautiful flower that they can be.
No two flowers are ever the same. You see its never about who they are and is all about who they can become and the beauty they can share and deliver. They add much to other persons’ lives. Do we?
The funny thing about life, is that there are those that don’t notice the flowers, others that take flowers for granted, some that take notice, and still others that work side by side with them noticing every day they grew an inch and remembering the day that they bloom.
My sadness comes from many not understanding that —- how much we care and how much we notice is vitally important for a more fulfilling life. Our focus and attention has everything to do with who we become.
We have more to do with the depth of our experiences than we think.
We have more to do with the results from our life experiences then we think.
Think of these things and listen
the next time you find yourself next to a beautiful flower.
Make its presence and beauty your example as well as your hope.