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Blooming Agapanthus

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Several months ago I was cleaning up the morning glory that had overtaken my yard. As I ripped up a foot high pile of morning glory out of my flower bed, I notice that there was a blooming agapanthus under it. I thought to myself "what a strong plant, to be able to bloom under those conditions". I hadn't been watering, and it wasn't even getting much sun because it was completely covered by the morning glory. Yet, it was blooming none the less. It wasn't the largest bloom, but that fact that it survived was impressive enough, ... but it had flowers. I want to be that agapanthus. I want to be able to bloom, even under adverse conditions. This is when I get to prove to myself that I can take care of things, and continue to thrive. I keep thinking of my life in terms of a novel, and how boring the novel would be without those difficult moments. The tough times are when we grow in character and strength. I want to bloom like that agapanthus.
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  • no profile photo CD1370153
    awwww.... emoticon
    4016 days ago
  • LIGHTLOVEJOY
    I couldn't agree with Lilhlfpint more- you ARE that agapanthus! You inspire so many people on this site, not to mention the ones that actually know you in person I'm sure.
    4016 days ago
  • WOLFKITTY
    Beautiful, sweetie!!
    4017 days ago
  • EVETROY
    What a great way to look at things! A novel. I've often thought that the difficult days are needed for us to truly appreciate the good times. But I like the novel concept!

    And you are blooming!
    4017 days ago
  • SKINNYINMYHEAD
    I think you are amazing. Seriously. You constantly amaze me. You will meet this challenging time with grace under pressure. Now, I need to look up agapanthus!

    Battle On!
    Annie
    4017 days ago
  • RUNNINGREENGIRL
    (honestly, i think you ARE that agapanthus. you have made amazing progress - pretty much all on your own.

    i think you are in amazing shape - you are probably the strongest long beach sparker. ::smiles::

    congratulations on getting the one new job - i have all fingers and toes crossed that you get the other. i hope you can find some time to rest once you start working the two jobs. ::hugs::)
    4017 days ago
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