While I was watering my flowers this morning, I was daydreaming about the new flourishing buds of color and taking note that each flower was so different from the others. The pink roses had drops of water on their soft petals and the reflection of their blooms looked back at me in the pool of water that had gathered at the base of the bush. The pink mop top Hydrangeas are pushing out their voluminous blooms and the bees are loving the Lipstick Salvia plants that seemed to have tripled in size this past year. A red breasted hummingbird did a buzz drive-by over my head as if to say “good morning!” The garden is peaceful – even in it’s randomness.
Tiny flowers of the violets are fading away… …only to be replaced with other seasonal offerings of Columbine and Marigolds. Someone once said that my garden had potential and I just chuckled. Yea, it isn’t perfect, but it is my garden, little weeds and all. It is our little patch of dirt to do as we wish. It always amazes me how seeds from last year’s plants will randomly pop up here and there. And I like just where they happen to peek up their pretty little heads. I call it “God’s garden.”
There are so many influences out in the world that can have both positive and negative impacts. Being original and believing in yourself and the things you do are important and to not let influences around you sway what is lurking inside your heart and soul. There will always be obstacles and hurdles along the way, but persevere and stand up for what you think is right and follow your inner voice to do those things in life that bring you joy. Life is sweet and each of us are individuals – with our own dreams, our own ideas and our own spirit. We may have common threads, but we are just who we are – one of a kind.
Yes, there will be things in life that we will not be able to follow through with for whatever the reason, but at least we can make the attempt to put our best foot forward. Nobody can run our course of life for us, it is up to us to make the most of each day and… …find beauty in all things.