If Nothing In Nature Blooms All Year, Why Should You?

Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year. We as humans are all different, but alike in the fact that we are not perfect. We are real. We are beautiful, but not perfect.

Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.

Flowers and weeds are that way, too.  Not all flowers are beautiful, not all are perfect. Flowers don’t bloom everyday and neither do we.

If Nothing In Nature Blooms All Year, Why Should You?

Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.


We all must be plants, and bloom where we are planted. We must make our surroundings better by being there. We must bloom when we can, but realize that if today is a day you just can’t bloom, it’s okay.

Be patient with yourself on those days. God doesn’t make everyday a perfect day, does He? There are the perfect weather days, but it seems most days are a little too cold, a little too hot. Too windy. Cloudy. Rainy. And then the stormy days.

Of course, we know He never promised us all beautiful, perfect days, so why would you think you need to be perfect everyday?

And my perfect day may look totally different from your perfect day. Just like my stormy days may look different than yours.

My perfect weather day looks sunny and feels cool and fresh. Yes, I love a cool, refreshing, sunny day. My daughters both love rainy, grey days. While I appreciate a rainy day, and the storms, I must have some sun. So, bring the rain, because the earth needs that to smile. But then, give me the sun again.

Rain brings the blooms. Rain brings the green. It is okay to not be okay and to have “not okay” days. We all do. We all have the storms and the rainy days. And if we pretend we don’t, we are not being true to ourselves or to others.

Be patient with yourself.

If Nothing In Nature Blooms All Year, Why Should You?

Be real and accept the rain.

Be patient with yourself. Don’t expect perfection. We all have weeds in our garden that need to be tended to. We all have rainy days. And let’s face it, not all have perfect houses with perfect gardens. Very few do. I do not.

If Nothing In Nature Blooms All Year, Why Should You?

Weeds grow in my garden just as they grow in yours.

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I try to see beauty in everything. I almost always can see it and I almost always can smile because of it. But being real, there are days I want to close my eyes. I don’t want to see the weeds. I don’t want to see the beauty. I do my best on those days to just be. Just be. On those days, those blue days, I don’t really see anything. I also know it’s okay. It is okay to be blah, to be blue. Honestly, there’s no other way to be on those days.

I call these days my blue days, but I should call them my grey days. Or my stormy days. These are the days my flowers close and don’t show their beauty and that’s okay. I am patient with myself on these days.

I pray the grey away.

The sun always returns, eventually. I always get my smile back and my ability to see beauty in all the things.

If Nothing In Nature Blooms All Year, Why Should You?

So, if you are having a day where you can’t see the beauty around you, it’s okay. Be patient with yourself. Close your eyes. There is tomorrow. Tomorrow, you can open your eyes to God’s beauty. He will be there waiting to show you all the beauty around you. Be patient with yourself on those days. Bloom tomorrow.

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I hope for you many sunny days. I also hope for you the realization that it is okay to have the grey days and to accept the storms. And a few weeds in your garden. Be patient with yourself.

love and blessings~dd

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I am a late-in-life journalist that is God-fearing, husband-loving, with three beautiful grown children. I love my dogs, my family and my friends. I love traveling and am also in the process of discovering Waco, after living 20 minutes away since 1998; it is about time! My goal is to grow and push myself daily.

2 thoughts on “If Nothing In Nature Blooms All Year, Why Should You?”

  1. Dedra,

    I’m glad to know where the inspiration from this post came from and you already know how I feel about this!

    Love the quote graphics that you created! Pinning this on Pinterest to share!

    xo,

    Lindsey

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