Thursday, January 1, 2015


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A story for the New Year. This is a story about a houseplant that we have had in our home from back even when Aaron was still here with us. Every year, one or two flowers would bloom on it. After we sold our home, my brother's family took care of this plant for us for a while. During that time, the dirt around the plant began to get a little moldy, so I bought new soil to repot it. I made a huge mistake while the plant was out of the soil and I thoughtlessly sprayed the old soil off the roots. As soon as I did that, I knew I had done something wrong. I was so nervous that it would go into shock and not survive. I went ahead and repotted it in the new soil, hoping for its survival. We have had it back with us now for a few years. The plant survived and has done well for these past 4 years or so, but still had never flowered again... but it was surviving and I was grateful. Well... the plant gave us a gift this fall, it finally bloomed and has begun to thrive. Look how beautiful this bloom is. When I saw this flower, I was so excited, so I took a photo and began thinking about the life lesson in this plant's story. This plant has inspired me... and this year I want to thrive, not just survive

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Momza said...

lots of lessons to be learned for sure. My New year's theme this year is "No Fretting"--based on what I lived through last year. I wasted alot of time and energy just fretting over things I had no control over. Thriving is so much a different mindset over surviving, isn't it? Sending good thoughts your way!

Ashlie said...

What a beautiful little thing to keep as a reminder of your family. This plant is a trooper, just like you.

Ceri said...

I used to have one of those plants, but it didn't survive. Yours does look like it is thriving now, not surviving, and I'm sure you will too. Having made that decision, I'm sure it will be honoured as things line up for you in your world. I really hope it's a wonderful year for you. Much love xxxxx