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Monday, February 6, 2017

Time to Flourish: Bloom Where You're Planted

Flourish, Lee Bryant
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'Why always 'not yet'? Do flowers in spring say 'not yet'?'
Norman Douglas

Nature is a work in progress~and so are you

Nature is unapologetic with its unfinished products emerging from the ground. A seed in dirt followed by a stick or blade of grass erupting doesn't look like much. Yet at first sight of emerging life why is it we wait with enthusiastic anticipation and imagine the full bloom or abundant harvest to follow? 

We accept the eventual fading and dying of plants and flowers, with their necessary return to darkness underground. We understand this is just part of the natural cycle nature travels on its quest for never-ending beginnings and renewed life.

Why then should we feel exposed when we show our own work or selves 'before we're perfected'? Why do we view our unfinished products or selves as blemished? Why do we tell ourselves, 'Not Yet' or mourn the dark gestation periods of our creations?

Nature is a beautiful work in progress~and so are you.

Bee Free, Lee Bryant 
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To change one's life: Start immediately. 
Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.
William James

Bloom Where You're Planted

Today is the day and now is the hour for you to flourish. Accept that as part of nature you have been commissioned to bloom where you're planted, you're perfect at every stage of life~and you're destined to succeed over and over again. All you're required to do is show up.....and bloom where you're planted.

'I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, 
fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. 
I dropped it carelessly, 
Ah! I didn't know, I held opportunity.'
Hazel Lee

'Gather ye rose-buds while ye may;
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.'
Robert Herrick

'Fear not that life shall come to an end, 
but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.'
John Henry Cardinal Newman

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