Bloom Where You Are Planted

I can remember seeing the phrase “Bloom Where You Are Planted” on a poster years ago. It may have been in a church or perhaps in a school classroom. As was often the case, I didn’t really pay much attention to the poster at the time. As I’ve matured, I learned what a valuable message those five short words figuratively express.

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Sometimes personal situations call us to bloom in challenging environments. It’s as if one is blooming through concrete and, despite all odds, one keeps blooming.

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Optimism and cheerfulness are always welcomed as one strives to bloom where planted.

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Perhaps a touch of creativity, imagination, and originality is what is needed.

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Then there are those who bloom and add joy and beauty with their perky, exuberant presence.

 

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During my recent trip to Italy I was fascinated with the role flowers played as they enhanced the centuries old stone buildings. The flowers literally added optimism, cheerfulness, creativity, beauty, individualism, and oh-so-much joy.

© Sue Henry

“Bloom Where You’re Planted”

You must Bloom Where You’re Planted if you’re wanting to grow.
Tho’ the grass may seem greener somewhere else you should know
That it’s just a mirage.
There’s a flower inside you just waiting there to
Bloom Where You’re Planted. Take a look at yourself;
No, you don’t need to steal your dream from somebody else.
By now you should know,
You must Bloom Where You’re Planted if you’re wanting to grow.

Lyrics by Jeff Steinberg

Contributed by Sue Henry

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