Yesterday, I discovered this Crepe Myrtle growing out of a storm drain near a busy intersection
Photo by JoAnne Silvia
Not just growing, but blooming.
Never give up hope.
Keep reaching for the light.
An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.
August 1, 2016 at 12:14 am
the neighborhood 🙂
August 1, 2016 at 6:57 am
I know! In an “outside the box” kind of way!
August 1, 2016 at 1:58 am
I LOVE IT!!!
August 1, 2016 at 6:57 am
Me, too. 🙂 I hope it stays there for a while.
August 2, 2016 at 3:48 am
August 1, 2016 at 7:09 am
Now that’s just too funny! 🙂 ❤
August 2, 2016 at 3:49 am
And determined! Glad to tickle your funny bone. 🙂
August 2, 2016 at 8:26 am
August 1, 2016 at 8:06 am
A beautiful reminder in nature 🙂
August 2, 2016 at 3:51 am
Yes! Nature’s persistence gives me hope.
August 1, 2016 at 10:27 am
This is the Perfect Sentence to tell anyone who does not like their Jobs. “BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED”.
Presently I am undergoing this hatred for my job, since I am an IT person at Head Office and now transferred to Marketing at Branch Office. I used to feel Nauseous and kept going for walk breaks frequently during the day.
Then my friends helped me and told me that instead of fighting, why not accept life as it comes. Why not bloom where you are placed and show them management, that You Are Still The Best at Your Job.
Thank You for sharing such a beautiful pic and wonderful heart calming words.
August 2, 2016 at 7:56 am
I’m glad this helped. I’ve struggled with job challenges, like steadily increasing paperwork, for years. Before I was able to cut back on my hours at the job, I did find acceptance to be helpful. It also helped to take one task at a time and think about what I still liked about the job. I hope some day you have something better. I bet you will!
August 2, 2016 at 8:35 am
Thank You for the Kind Blessings
August 1, 2016 at 10:38 am
Visit my Blog. I have made a Image of your Crepe Myrtle along with your Words
August 2, 2016 at 3:52 am
Thank you, Cattie! I will hop on over there!
August 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm
I love the pictures and your interpretation of them is brilliant! Great lesson!
August 2, 2016 at 3:53 am
Thanks, SuperMommy! I’m glad you get it!
August 3, 2016 at 11:41 am
…and ‘consider the lilies of the field.’
August 3, 2016 at 5:28 pm
Yes! This crepe myrtle is not worried at all.
August 5, 2016 at 8:28 am
Perfect timing for me to be reading this. 🙂 Hugs, Harlon
October 14, 2016 at 8:32 am
Well, my timing sure is late, but I’m glad it worked for you when the time was right! Belated hugs back! 🙂
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March 6, 2017 at 10:38 pm
March 7, 2017 at 9:03 am
Thank you! I thought that when I saw it.
February 23, 2018 at 5:10 am
Lovely, a little seed took root in an unexpected place! This was so sweet and full of Hope! 🕊️
February 23, 2018 at 11:15 am
Thank you! I was inspired by that growth! Glad you liked it. 🙂