This week I’m thankful for… the flower that blooms after the thunderstorm.
I love doing TGIF posts. Gratitude is a powerful force in my life. Among the gifts of gratitude is getting your (Ok, my) head in the right place…
Challenges are really just tests, be they small or large. The flower that blooms after the thunderstorm is like overcoming or getting to the other side of a challenge. You weather whatever storm that challenge brings to get to a budding and blooming flower. The size of the flower or bouquet is proportional to the challenge, right? It’s your gift, your lesson for working through the challenge.
Don’t you love flowers? The beauty, the fragrance they bring to your day.
This past month contained silly work challenges. Those resolved with time and money. Patience, money and decision making was the key. While I’m still dotting my i’s on these silly hardware woes, taking care of these challenges were completely in my control. You may or may not know… I’m a recovering control
freak person. 🙂 But yes, business and clients were impacted, so there was some coordinating there.
A couple flower bouquet.
This past month contained a big challenge. One that I had no control over, that directly affected someone I love. At a time that’s usually filled with family celebrations and festivities for us. Good health is something you can take for granted… Until you can’t. Unless you’re a medical professional, it’s hard to feel like you have much control over medical situations. For those of us who are organizers, coordinators, list makers, you know us people who, like me, like to believe we have even a little control over our lives. When it’s someone we love (and not us) all the harder.
A fragrant room filled with bouquets.
Gratitude is that flower following the downpour, the thunder, the lightning. It’s finding the good from the challenge. The gift.
Admittedly. I’m finding it hard to be thankful for this experience that scared the stuffing out of me. In my head and heart, in our life journey everything happens for a reason, we just don’t always know the reason. It’ll come. in something that happens in days to come. For right now…
Thankfully, for us the flower is budding… Thanks to some very hardworking medical professionals (especially Dr. Matthew Missert), working over one of our few national holidays, one issue is being resolved (and we have a cause) and the other we believe we have a handle on. Thankful that we negotiated our way to hang onto our family traditions and celebrations. Getting everyone in on the game from the start allowed us to take care of the medical and not lose sight of the important traditions and celebrations. The fantastic support of our family enabled us to (kind of) keep our head on straight in the wake of a few days of insane highs and lows.
We”ll keep working it and watch that flower finish budding and bloom.
Looking forward to that run, the one with a flower tucked behind my ear.
What’s your TGIF?