Monday, August 17, 2020

Bloom Where You Are Planted


This morning when I was out watering in the front of our house, I noticed this beautiful wildflower.  Look how it is growing right at the edge of the dirt by the cement.  The soil isn't very good there either, but it somehow grew into a beautiful wildflower nonetheless.  It reminded me how maybe some people may be discouraged, especially during this pandemic, because things have been a bit difficult and they have struggled.  But, as this little wildflower is a great example of, we can bloom where we are planted.  Things may not go the way we want, but we always have the choice to find a way to do the best we can with what we have.  That doesn't mean it is easy, but it can be done.

Here is another example with a limelight zucchini plant I planted right at the side of the grass because I didn't know where else to put it.  It has produced three beautiful zucchinis so far.  We honestly didn't think it would grow, since it is also in a bad spot of the front yard.  The deer have come and eaten some of its leaves as well.  But, it keeps growing and producing good zucchini for us to enjoy.  All odds were against this little guy, but somehow he found a way to survive.  

We can learn from growing plants.  It may be easier to grow in good soil, but you can also bloom where you are planted if it isn't as easy as other places.  So, if you are someone who has been hit hard with this whole pandemic, take some time to focus on your blessings and pray for help to conquer the challenges you are faced with.  You CAN do it.  

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