It is likely that you have heard these sayings before – “Grow where you’re planted and Growing like a weed.” The resilience of plant life is fascinating to me. Plant life keeps coming back even after drought and natural disasters.
According to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, resilience is defined as, “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.”
We are all going to experience challenges (or contrast as I prefer to call it) in our lifetime. We can choose to let it defeat us or we can take the experience and mold it into a tremendous learning experience filled with growth and meaning.
On the days when it is extra challenging for you, be gentle with yourself, be willing to forgive yourself and others, don’t try to force situations to change, and soothe yourself with whatever you find comforting. Know that the sun always comes out again and allow yourself to thrive where ever you are planted.
I took the picture below of vegetation which will likely turn into flowers in the Spring. The building is located just off the beach and it is approximately 80 years old. In this small space there is still room to grow. I plan on taking an updated picture and sharing it in the Spring and Summer. It will be interesting to see how it changes and blossoms.