I didn’t really wanna write today. This is Day 20 of challenging myself to write everyday for 30 days. It comes very easily for me now, but as you can see, I waited all day to do it!
I woke up this morning physically tired. It’s not unusual for a Friday because I just had 5 straights days of driving back and forth to Radiation. It’s a 45 minute drive there, and back, for a 15 minute appointment. Today, I slowed way down, and took some time for myself.
Yesterday, I thought more coffee was the answer to get me through the day. After leaving Radiation, I drove to one of my favorite coffee shops downtown. Beside the coffee shop is one of my favorite shops. It’s owned by a mother, and daughter, and they have some of the prettiest things! They have a floral department in the back, so I popped in there first.
I have become friends with the mother, and she knows all about my Breast Cancer Journey. We talked, and got caught up on each others life.
By now, I am standing in front of the cooler gazing at the flowers. I asked about the purple Hydrangeas, but she wasn’t sure they would last long. There were three of them, and one had started to wilt, so the others would too.
She said, “They might last a day.” I told her I would take them and love them for today.
She opened the cooler, and pulled them out. We walked over to the counter where I was ready to pay her for them, but no. She handed them to me with a wink and a big smile.
I leaned over the counter, gave her a hug and whispered in her ear, “I love you!”
She responded with the same, and I made my way over to the coffee shop. I brought them home, cut the stems short, and put them in water. By the look of them, I knew they would be pretty for at least one day, but I wasn’t sure if any longer than that.
When I saw them this morning, they were more beautiful than yesterday! They had perked up and in full bloom! They just needed to find a home.
“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” ~Alexander Den Heijer~
2 thoughts on “Find a Home”
There’s much to be said about the care and feeding of the human soul. I have often said “that which is not watered does not grow”.
You are a beautiful testimony to not only growing where you are planted but THRIVING where you are planted. I’ve come to understand that is because you know when, where and how you need to be watered. And by whom. Well done. 👏👏👏
~ Seymour ~
PS – thank you for the powerful lesson.
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What a beautiful description of self care my lovely. Sometimes, it’s just sitting down, in that moment, and allowing our souls to be watered by our surroundings. And by whom indeed. Thank you my friend. ❤