Skip to main content

transplanted

250"Anyone can plant. The planting is the easy part. The hard part is giving it the love and attention that it will need to grow and thrive after the roots have taken hold. Don't just leave it and hope it will find what it needs on its own."  ~Fawn Arrington

Two weeks ago, I dug up two rose bushes who have struggled to survive in their location. Between drowning from excess rain and deer munching on them like they are appetizers, there was hardly anything remaining to transplant.
Tonight, upon coming home, I went over to check on how they were doing. Both plants had new growth and tiny buds forming.
Today's gift on day three of my birthday season was that one of the transplanted rosebushes had already pushed a bloom.
There are times when we, too, must be forced from our current location and placed in a new territory in order to do more than exist. We need a new start. A new place to grow. A ground into which we can sink our roots and find our footing.
It is a second chance for doing and being that which we were created for in life.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

L.E.N.S photo challenge: Summer Treat

Find other summer treats over at Home Is Where You Start From.

it's not about me

I reminded myself of this recently.
It's not about me at all, this wellness journey I am on to a healhier version of myself.
Not at all.
Never has been, really.

It is about the people who invest in me.
My husband. My boys. My family. My friends.
They all share themselves with me.
When I am not at my best, I'm not giving them a good return for their investment.
They get the tired looks, the lack of energy excuses, and the wimpy "maybe next time" cop outs.
I have come to realize that those that take precious time to invest in me deserve better from me. I need to adhere to the direction given on any flight I've ever been on that goes something like this: make sure your own oxygen mask is properly secured before helping others. If I don't take care of myself first, my ability to care for others effectively diminishes quickly.
My choosing clean eating, drinking enough water, and exercising on a daily basis is how I put on my mask first. Am I perfect at meeting the n…

L.E.N.S. photo challenge: learning spaces