A Plant, a Water Main and a Chance to Bloom

I used to work for an alumni association and had the fun opportunity to network with people from all over the country.

I’ve connected with many people during my alumni association days, but one gentleman, who I named Grandpa Carl, came to mind last week.

Bloom Where You’re Planted

I was out walking and saw this plant growing from an unusual spot. A quote Grandpa Carl would always tell me instantly came to mind: “Bloom Where You’re Planted.”

I’m all for blooming, but I want it to happen in a place that I get to pick. You know, someplace that’s pretty, shaded, and easily accessible. Not some random place on the sidewalk next to a rusted and dirty water main pipe. I mean, what purpose or good could come from being planting next to something like that?

Apparently enough to cause me to stop, take this picture and tell you a story about it.

This shrub reminded me that blooming where your planted is like living in the wait. It’s making the most of your situation, even if it’s not what you pictured, pretty or preferred.

I’m so grateful this plant chose to grow because it was just the reminder I needed to bloom where I’m planted.

Thanks Grandpa Carl.

Please share with someone you know who could use some encouragement in the wait.