Happy Friday Readers,
After Monday’s Black and White flower photographs (here) and because it is raining today (much needed, but rather dreary) – thought it was time to share flowers with color.
The fresh flower photos I took ((just yesterday)) seemed to have emotional vibes to them. Maybe I was “primed” to see this in flowers because of the sign I posted on Wednesday: “Don’t forget to drink water and get sun, you’re basically a houseplant with complicated emotions.”
So let’s explore colorful flowers that connect to life situations:
VINCA THRIVING: Late summer can be ideal for flowers like vinca. We humans have thriving seasons too – months or times when we are in our element and we thrive.
Sometimes we shine. We might shine when a talent or a skill is used and we “do what we do” with pride. Not cockiness – but confidence and humble strength. We have our time to shine.
Sometimes we get all squished. Could happen naturally – while we are with others – so we adapt and make room. However, sometimes the squish is bad. Like if jealousy percolates in someone’s chest and the play head games ((dead-heading games – haha- jk)). But jealousy can be toxic and those with it want to snuff the shine of others. They might not want the “shining one” gone completely – but they bring stink to the vase (from their envy).
YELLOW ROSE HEALING:
Sometimes life brings wounds. Even for the tough, the strong. Sometimes petals unfold, fall off, and we need to heal, decompress, and regroup.
YELLOW ROSE DIFFUSING:
Sometimes maturity brings contentment. After so many seasons on this earth – after much practice with regrouping and learning resiliency after being squished – after having various times of shining – and a bit of experience with coping to deal with “a jealous colleague” or “hurtful, narcissistic, by-marriage family member” – Well… the experience and learning pays off. It does – and with a sigh and contented smile, we embrace our bit of wilting and then just let our colors diffuse to those WHO VALUE it.
Sometimes someone around us crumbles – or falls apart — and they bring a bit of a mess. Because after all, we are not robots. And life is not a script.
PINK ROSE SUPPORTING:
Sometimes we find ways to support the ones that crumble. Many times all it takes is just offering a place for rest.
Sometimes that special someone comes our way and brings refreshing connectedness. It could be someone significant, like a bestie. It could be a colleague or even an online blog friend (you know what I am talkin’ about, don’t ya?). And the connecting is ever so sweet.
Sometimes togetherness leads to group bonding. Maybe crowded and snug – but we flourish with harmony in variety (mmmm that sounds good, “harmony in variety”). We share the same water so let’s find that harmony as we let our individual beauty shine.
Sometimes a little space can help breathe new life into us. Finding a bit of space can give us room to breathe. Solitude and quietude can allow us to decompress, which can then allow us to give more (or give at all) during times of togetherness.
Sometimes change comes at us fast. We might have yet another upset to life’s comfortable balance. Or we might feel like we never get to maintain that comfortable balance for very long. We know these upsets are part of life and needed. We also know, because we have seen what God can do, we know that “all things work together FOR good” and this upset can and WILL have good fruits – so we adjust… have faith – and keep our place in the vase.
Have you seen any flowers with an emotional vibe lately?
Do you have a flower life situation that connects to you?
Wishing you a nice Friday….