Saturday, June 20, 2009

Late Bloomer

"Bloom where you are planted."
--Mary Englebreit"Being a late bloomer means that you have the time and the opportunity to revise and revamp if you experiment with life and fall short of your dreams. We late bloomers can risk more because at this point nobody really expects anything spectacular from us anymore. We can reinvent ourselves or give birth to our authentic selves as we rediscover and reclaim our essence.

"As I have tried and failed and tried again, I have discovered that if we are to flourish as creative beings, if we are to grow into Wholeness, we must bloom wherever we are planted. Right now, you might not have the perfect career, home, or relationship. Few of us do. But if you have the gift of today, you've got another chance to re-create your circumstances and make them as perfect as it's possible to do with the resources you have. Today, you get another chance to get it as right as you can make it. What more could you desire?"
--Simple Abundance

"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want," observed the English playwright George Bernard Shaw, who believed he got his best ideas after working in his garden. "And if they can't find them, make them."
--Simple Abundance

Things I am thankful for today:

1. Rising early to take the hubby to the airport.
2. A beautiful sunrise.
3. Great blue herons.
4. Time - to get things done, to ponder, to dream, to bloom.
5. A clean house and laundry!
6. Sushi.
7. Fresh fruit.
8. Sitting on the patio, sipping sweet tea.
9. Low humidity. (At least, low-er!)
10. Moulin Rouge, the movie. I watched just a bit on TV today - I forgot how much I liked it!
11. The hubby called from Indiana. Nice to hear his voice.
12. One more - I just tried Stonyfield Farms Organic Vanilla Chai ice cream - Oh. My. Goodness. Yum-a-roo.


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Country Girl said...

That's great stuff to be thankful for. And I love the excerpts from Simple Abundance.
Thanks for welcoming me home on my blog today!

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