The flowers on my porch got sick when I went away. You see my designated flower waterer failed to do her duty on the hottest days known to mankind. Thanks Mom! Actually... I forgot to remind her to kindly water my gorgeous overflowing petunias; as a result they dried out and lost all their flowers. Poor flowers!
As I was clipping away the dead ends and as I was watering what was left of the greenery, I was willing them to grow. I was actually saying, "Come on! Grow! What's taking you so long?" So typical, isn't it? In this age of instant want and gratification we have lost the ability to be patient. What would have happened if the flowers grew right then and there? We would see
the end results; the colours of the petunias would be abundant and we wouldn't enjoy the actual blossoms and the slow opening of the flowers. We would just see the end result of their magical colours. Their wondrous journey would be lost and we would not be able to see how these beauties came to be.
It's amazing how the death of my petals and their rise again can totally relate to our journey.
In this technological age, where everything is instantly at our finger tips we must learn how to enjoy the journey.
We already know what the end result is going to be, don't we? It's in our hearts. With hard work and perseverance, the end result will be glorious but we must be patient and enjoy the journey. The journey is what makes it all worthwhile. In the journey you learn about balance, you learn about letting go, you learn about having fun, you learn about how to be a child, a student, a parent, you learn about yourself and most importantly, you learn how to love yourself, just as you are.
So enjoy the journey, have patience, learn along the way and be you because that is the greatest you can be.
Learning the process myself,
Until next Time,
Live From the Inside Out,