Make Room for Surprises

Joy is always an option.

Yet how many of us pursue happiness as if it were a place on Earth? It isn’t. Happiness is a state of mind.

Have you ever heard the phrase “Bloom where you are planted”? For the longest time, that was my life motto. But sometimes where you are planted is not where you are meant to live at all. That makes happiness harder to maintain because your state of mind tells you something is awry.

Like your positive state of mind, a seed can’t germinate if it doesn’t have room to grow. You can plant seeds, but without the right conditions, they won’t budge, bloom or blossom into what they are meant to be.

You need the right fertile ground.

If you are anything like me, you may have spent a good deal of time planting seeds in fallow ground and wondering why the shoots wouldn’t follow. You carefully watered those seeds, remained patient in the sun and the rain, and yet nothing happened.

Until one day you realized you needed to move to greener pastures, higher ground, greater heights to place your seeds elsewhere. And when you arrived in your new space, your seeds effortlessly burst out into the most beautiful flowers.

You had finally made room for surprises.

If your life isn’t luscious, examine the soil beneath you. It is in the nature of things that we thrive. If we aren’t doing so, we may need to fertilize our space with something new.

You can’t force a seed to do what you want if you don’t give it what it needs. Things will only grow in your life if you give them room to breathe.

Let the winds of heaven dance between you and everything else. If you do, you will witness great miracles.

I promise you that.

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