Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bloom Where You Are Planted

A few years ago I made this little quilt. (Back when I had time to quilt.) You can see that I truly am a word person -- I even put them on my quilts.

The saying, "Bloom where you are planted," is a favorite of mine. It is a daily goal for me.

The goal is to do more than merely survive from one day to the next. To bloom is to thrive in whatever circumstances you find yourself in. It is to be better, try harder, continue to always grow. It is to flourish.

In addition to being a goal, this is often my prayer. It is a prayer for help in getting through a difficult day with a sense of humor, for remembering to revel in holding a child close without thinking about dishes that need to be washed, for realizing that too soon I will miss these days when my children were small.

I hope you are blooming wherever you are these days.


Suzy said...

Thanks, Christy. I needed that reminder.

Amy said...

I always admired that piece when it was in your cube at work. Good message and really pretty:)

Daddy Scotty said...

What a wonderful statement and blog entry. That is one that I need to remember. There are days when the stress of life, children, finances are ready to take over. This is what I should remember.

Thank you,

Christy said...

I'm glad this struck a chord with all of you. I'll add you guys to my daily "Bloom" prayer so we can all keep living and growing in the moment.