Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Blooming Wherever

I'm loving the spring-time air these days. Yesterday afternoon I went for a walk in sandals, without a coat, just a light sweater. So wonderful! I think I can stop taking my Vitamin D until the dark days of fall come around again. But I won't think about that now. I'm just enjoying the warmth and sunshine - and these beautiful ranunculus that I planted on my patio. They smile at us through the patio door and while we eat breakfast and dinner, we smile right back at them.

I'm sure you've all heard the expression "Bloom Where You're Planted." It's a pithy reminder to me to be contented with my lot in life, and to use the gifts God gives me to influence the world in which I live. Well, here's a brave daffodil, blooming in the compost bin - a bright spot of yellow and green against the brown. That's blooming wherever you're planted! So when I'm in the "compost bin of life" - I hope I remember this daffodil and bloom no matter what!
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4 comments:

Brenda Leyland said...

What a perfect photo for that expression to bloom where you're planted.

Do you know if it was Corrie Ten Boon who coined that phrase? For some reason I think of her when I hear that phrase.

And, I can see your phrase becoming the title of a new article: "In the Compost Bin of Life"!

Lilli said...

I LOVE ranunculas!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

It appears that spring has indeed sprung!

rochambeau said...

Hi Lorrie,
Happy your Spring is Sprung!
Your neck of the world looks lovely.
Thank you for dropping by yesterday and brightening my day.

Constance