Monday, April 28, 2014

bloom where planted

Are you a big complainer? Or do you consciously try not to complain? I find that I’ve been on a whine-fest lately. This week it was this: too cold, too hot, it’s raining, too many exams, and even this- too few exams (“I don’t know what to do with all this free time!”).

Sometimes I complain out of habit. Like if I’m bored, I’ll text someone and whine- “Hiiiii just wasted three hours instead of studying for tomorrow. Ughhhhh.”

Yesterday at church, my group leader said something that really hit me. She said, “There are plenty of people smarter than us and more hard-working than us. And those people didn’t make it to where we are right now.” Me being here-in this moment and at this place- is a blessing.

This got me thinking about flowers. It’s officially spring and I see these gorgeous flowers EVERYWHERE. Here in Philadelphia each season changes the scenery drastically. My heart sings joy seeing these beauties all around, this gentle contrast against the blue spring sky.


There’s a reason I love flowers. It’s because they bloom no matter where they are. Sometimes they may be stuck in a vase somewhere but they make best of their situation, spreading beauty & joy wherever they happen to be.

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This is something a friend told me at CMDA Retreat last year & really developed while listening to Joel Osteen a few weeks ago (I used to drive by his church every week!).

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Bloom where you are planted.

I love this. A different emphasis on each of these words are profound in its own way. I’m saying it like this right now: bloom where you are planted.

And for me, it’s here in Philadelphia. In dental school. Here’s to another blessed week.