Friday, May 21, 2010

Be Like A Flower ...and GIVEAWAY ENDS TODAY!

Photo: From my garden!

Hello Optimists,

Happy Friday! I hope you're enjoying the start to the weekend! We've been having really great weather here in PA and after a few dreary days with temps only hovering in the 60s, I am glad to report that the sun has returned and the air is finally heating up.

Yesterday was the first time we were able to pull out the grill and make some wonderfully delicious burgers and hot dogs for dinner, and as soon as that grill was fired up, the smell of summer was in the air. And there's nothing I like better than that! Later, intent on not missing a minute of the gorgeous weather, I headed outside to sit and enjoy the sunshine. It was so great to just sit and enjoy the surroundings, and I couldn't help but marvel at the flowers surrounding me, now in full bloom. Their colorful faces now open wide, almost as if welcoming the sun into their lives. The more that I looked around, I noticed that they were all standing at attention in the beams of sunlight (kind of like me) and I thought of a quote I once read about this. As soon as I thought of it, I knew it would be perfect to feature today...
Be like a flower- turn your face to the sun. -Kahlil Gibran 
This is so perfect, especially for this time of year, and we should always keep this in mind.
Just remember to be like a flower:
Turn your face to the sun
Find your true light and allow yourself to shine in it
Grow in the direction of opportunity
Realize your beauty, but remember your roots
Let nature take its course, but let the gardeners take care of you when you need it...we all need a little help sometimes
Always take the route where you have the best chance to grow
Keep reaching for the sky

I hope that as you start off this weekend (hopefully in good weather) you take some time to think about all of the beautiful flowers that are blooming around you. And don't forget, be just like one of those flowers.

Keep Smiling,

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photo from your garden! And I love how you showed us how to be like a flower - I'll try ;-)


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