Bloom Where You’re Planted!

I’m not sure what else to say, really.

“Bloom where you’re planted” is such simple, yet profound advice, I’m not sure I need to say another word.


Well, I’ll just say this. I came across this little saying at a friend’s place years & years ago now. A little needlepoint thing hanging up on the kitchen wall. [on Aug. 11th - just learned the person who said this was Mary Engelbreit. Thank you, Mary!!]

And remembered it the other day & was struck again at what awesome, if simple, advice it contains.

Wherever we are, wherever we go, whatever is happening to us at any moment, we can strive to “bloom where we’re planted.” It’s brilliant!


p.s. Another thing that can be very helpful at times: rather than resisting or resenting what’s happening, we can say to ourself, “Can I be the space for this to happen?” Then breathe… & be the space. (I think I must have got this from Eckhart Tolle, whom I’ve blogged about in ‘Pain Bodies on Parade or Oh, To be a Duck! 'Flap Your Wings!' & 'Ducks, Unlimited: People?? Also Unlimited')

Quote of the day’ with this post: “The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.” ~ Leo Rosten