Corrine is a avid Gardner. These are some photos of her flowers in her front yard! I Love, Love, Love gardens and flowers!
When I lived here she would give me starts of her flowers for my garden. It was wonderful to see the small flower bloom into a big beautiful bush.
One of my favorite flowers is a Johnny Jump ups. They are the first picture here! Every year Corrine would give me some start ups of her Johnny Jump ups. They are so hardy that they reseed and she is having to pull them out of her grass and beds that she doesn't want them in.
Each year for some reason, my Johnny jump ups would die! Then a few weeks later, I would find some growing in the rocks or out in the middle of the lawn as if to mock me!! It drove me crazy, yet I loved it, I loved the flowers and the digging in the dirt.
I was sharing with Corrine my thoughts on my Post cultivating happiness and she shared with me a cute story of her garden.
She has a rose bush that she has had for five years now. Each year she prunes the bush, she fertilizes it, she waters it carefully... She has such high hopes for this little bush. And each year the darn thing produced just one bud. One small pink bud!
She has struggled with the decision whether to pull the bush out or to give it time. Maybe one more year! She has faith this little bush will produce some beautiful buds eventually.
Well, this past month she walked out to her garden and her was shocked when she saw six huge, unbelievable gorgeous blooms! She said the buds were so amazing and the fragrance was divine! Her patience, and care had paid off finally!
She then told me she sees me as her garden.. I just need to have faith, put forth the effort, and bloom where I am planted!
thanks for the advice Corrine! It is a great analogy and I am taking it to heart!