Anyone who knows me knows that I love to garden: yard work, mowing the grass, pulling weeds, all of it. My husband thinks I’m crazy but I think it’s therapeutic. One of my favorite things to do is to by plants from the clearance rack and bring them home to plant in my yard. There is something beautiful about taking a living thing that the world has dismissed as having diminished value because it is not thriving the way that it once was, and nursing it back to health. When first planted these flowers need additional love, support and care. Oftentimes, the part of the plant that is no longer contributing to its growth may need to be pruned. It is a process. However, over time the roots of the plant become stronger and the plant is able to overcome the struggles that once plagued it. When properly cared for during the most challenging times, these plants produce some of the most beautiful flowers throughout the rest of their lives.
We are much the same way – the world may dismiss us as worthless when we are going through trials and tribulations, but that is simply not the case. The ability to grow and flourish still resides within us. We simply need to plant ourselves in good ground, be sure we are getting the nourishment we need to thrive, and be patient with the process until the time comes when we feel as if we can once again bloom where we have been planted.
XoXo – Em