“Bloom where you are planted.”
Thought of sharing this beautiful message from my potted beauties, this week! When our minds are wide open and we feel receptive to all kinds of thoughts entering our mind, there will invariably be something that will suddenly illumine our heart and soul as much as our mind and leave us with an amazing life lesson that we’ve probably been living through but never realised. Wisdom comes from the most unlikely places and how!
Since we moved home almost a month ago, my balcony garden has been lying neglected. Of course, I’ve been watering the blooms as and when I’ve snatched some time, but tending to them has been out of the question all these days. Last week, after FIL returned home after 3 weeks in the hospital, and my home-helps got back from their break, I felt supremely blessed to have the chance to finally cast a glance at my potted beauties. So far, they’ve been pretty much on their own, doing their bit, spreading hope and cheer to one and all.
As for me, guilt-ridden though I was, (because never mind what all you juggle with, there’s always that never-ending list of things that are screaming for your time and attention, and one that you never ever seem to be able to get past, for some reason!) I chose to surrender myself to the few precious minutes in the garden and noticed what a pretty sight they were! The potted beauties bloomed on their own, despite the lack of attention or care, managing to show up and ready to bloom with whatever little rain or shine came their way! I’ve lost count of the days I missed watering them. But, bless them, they bloomed, in spite of the dry spell.
Here they are—my beauties—The blue Butterfly Pea sitting prettily next to the pink and white Periwinkles, on one side of the garden, while the red Hibiscus, along with more Hibiscus buds (there are nine of them waiting in the queue, ready to bloom over the next few days!) adorning the other half.
This made me think—don’t we all do the same, without realising it— especially when the curve balls come charging and wreak havoc into our quiet, uneventful lives? We do so because we are all resilient in our own unique ways, and even when we think we cannot go on anymore, we still do, and we still show up and we still bloom, in spite of the dry spell. Yes, we do.
In wonder, disbelief, and heartfelt gratitude, I reach out to thank the Universe for bringing me hope in the midst of despair and peace in the face of turbulence! June has not been easy. Not just for me, but the entire family—the parents in Kolkata and the parents-in-law here with us, both sets included. So, starting July on a hopeful note today, I’m fervently wishing to promptly get back in rhythm with our normal work-week schedules, our fitness routines and the mundane predictability of our lives. I also hope it will bring us the much-needed rest and relaxation—and a break from rushing to the ICU every couple of days—in fact, just getting back to our routines will do wonders. We so desperately need it!
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