Monday, January 4, 2010

Bloom Where You're Planted

One of my favorite sayings is "Bloom where you're planted." 


It's a visual description of my life philosophy. Happiness is not a result of having everything you've ever wanted. It's a result of wanting what you have. 

So when Christmas vacation plans are interrupted by illness and bad weather, it's natural for me to take the opportunity to pass along a lesson or two.

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Instead of thinking forlornly about what we had planned for the day, we made new adventures.

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Luckily, our backyard was full of opportunity.

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We turned a field of dormant wheat and a calf sled into a ride that rivals those at an amusement park.

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We experienced family togetherness.

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We crashed.

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We crashed again.

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We learned that the journey home is sometimes steep.

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But it's important to persevere.

There could be hot chocolate on the other side of the hill.

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We learned that climbing the hill after the ride can be exhausting.

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But it's easier when a friend is along for company.

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Bloom where you're planted. Even if the ground is cold.

3 comments:

Dawn said...

I think this post just might be one of my favorites! Love the sentiments and the perfect pictures for them.

Even if they did make me shiver! LOL

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

Oh Erin!! Love this post....... the pictures are great! looks like a fun and exhausting day!

Star said...

What a wonderful post! I really admire people able to "go with the flow!" Such a great mom! Thanks so much for sharing your family's experiences...they give me hope for the future.

 
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