My morning routine is pretty much the same every day. It always involves the brushing of teeth, that first cup of coffee, potty time/breakfast for my two dogs, quiet time for me, and then the day begins. In the summer time, I add to that list watering all of my potted plants on my deck and cleaning the leaves from the pool. This morning as I was attending to the deck and flowers, this little spot of color caught my eye. It’s hard to see from the picture how isolated this little guy is but he is almost under some bushes and almost buried by the pine straw. I don’t know where he came from or how he landed in this particular spot but his “aloneness” really caught my attention. My first impulse was to feel sad because he seemed so alone and isolated. But when I got down on my knees and looked closely at the conditions from where he was growing, I suddenly saw a different flower. This little guy did not look sad or alone or isolated or neglected. Not at all! His decision to take root in that particular spot seemed intentional. As I stooped down to get a closer look, my little guy seemed courageous, strong, and proud. (I know, I know…flowers that are brave/courageous? Weird right? (What is that, personification?) Anyway, I decided he was special-very special. Sometimes it takes a lot more courage to stand alone than to grow where all the other flowers grow! I don’t know who said this quote that I found on Pinterest, ” And then I think that maybe I was designed to be alone.”, but I believe that it is the motto of my new little friend.
Until next time always remember-“Every day is a great day to make a joyful noise.”