Thursday, June 24, 2010

Inspirations from the Garden

Well, Here it is...Summer has already begun and I just finished
my list of New Year's resolutions....writing it...not doing it! So, I
think the last resolution should be, not to feel guilty or oppressed
or diminished by the things I have not yet done. Those
thoughts only lead to a kind of paralysis for me. Then, of course,
the guilt and all gets even worse.

So, a little surprise in the front yard gave me a gentle, uplifting
reminder this morning. It's the Easter Lily that I assumed was dead
because it hadn't bloomed this Spring.

All of a sudden while we were away on vacation, it burst
forth in all of its beauty and grace. Upon discovering this,
I was filled with joy to see that it was alive, not scolding it
for being late. The lesson here is...Better Late Than Never.

While it is a virtue to get things done on time, it does not
benefit us to berate ourselves if that doesn't happen.
Sometimes the right time is not necessarily the time we
have set up for ourselves.

So, we must let ourselves bloom when the conditions are
just right, and not kill ourselves in the meantime.

Each new day..each new moment... is a new opportunity to start fresh.


  1. Bravo and well said!! I truly believe there is a higher power with a much better idea of time. Had you given up on that Lily and puller her out of the ground when she didn't bloom, you would not have benefited from this great and late surprise!! Beauty lies in the unexpected...sometimes!

    Gerushia's New World

  2. That was definitely well said, I can relate to what the meaning is as I'm going through a change in my life right now. Beautiful words, beautiful Lily.

    Linda Morgenfruh

  3. Thank you so much , Linda, for taking the time to visit my blog and to leave such a thoughtful comment. I'll be wishing you much success and joy!

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  5. Wonderful! My garden has proved to me many times to always expect the unexpected. Yes, a higher power is definitely at work. This year a long stemmed rose that I thought was dead two years ago decided to come back to life.
    Beautiful blog.

  6. Hi Charlino! Thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad to see you here! Wow! Two years of being dormant, only to surprise you with its beauty once again? That is an awesome lesson in patience and hope and faith!