Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bloom Where You Are Planted.

I've often heard the phrase "bloom where you are planted" discussed among colleagues. I have myself used that phrase too. In the midst of daydreams and thoughtless wandering (yes my mind wanders, not wonders) sometimes we walk a path that leads us to what we might describe as greener grass or pastures. The grass for some is always greener. People can't let their roots get too deep sometimes because it would mean letting others in a bit too close. So people choose to move every few years. The keep searching for that next dare to be great situation. The keep walking and walking and over every hill of change they pray that God will deliver them that greener grass. Every rose has it's thorn (1. yes I just quoted Poison) unless it has been genetically altered to get rid of those nasty thorns. Anyway, I guess where I am going is that the grass is not usually greener. It's easy to blame others for our current situations with work, relationships or whatever else we don't want to take responsibility for in our lives. If there is something broken in your life, take responsibility and get it fixed. And if you can't do it alone, then ask for help. Your next great situation might be exactly in front of you but you are too busy looking at the horizon over the next hill to realize it. Our tulips and daffodils both are blooming at home. They look absolutely beautiful. We planted more flowers yesterday so that in a few weeks once we lose those flowers, new ones will bloom. The secret to happiness and joy is not around the corner, it's right here and right now. Go in peace and go with God.

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