Mundane Monday

Lessons From The Stubborn One – Mundane Monday

Mundane Monday Challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.


Looking at this shrub that jutted proudly and stubbornly out of the half cemented, sandy patch brought a lot of thoughts to my mind in relation to human life and I’ll share a few:

My mother always says that “when the beat to the dance changes, you change your rhythm or you are out.”

When life gets uncomfortable one just doesn’t give up, but they look for other ways of turning the discomfort into a comfort zone. That’s the only way to survive, for surely harsh times will come, but might not endure.

When others are planting shallow roots, take the extra time to make yours several inches deeper, because a strong foundation withstands more turbulence.

Sometimes, when our circumstances change, we should take our eyes away from the immediate picture that doesn’t look too bright and focus on the strength within as well as the bigger picture ahead of us. Like is said back home “that food that is hot right now, will eventually cool down, for no condition is permanent.”

It’s amazing how a small, jutting proud piece of grass made me philosophical, but what is the alternative to standing one’s ground?

Giving up?

That’s not an option!

Have a great week.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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20 thoughts on “Lessons From The Stubborn One – Mundane Monday

  1. Such wonderful writing. I wish I was a little more compact as it was good to read, I tend to get carried away so editing is my main thing! over several cuppas. Just thought this blog ties in nicely with mine……all about Doing what you love and as you say, standing your ground xx Hope you enjoy the read xx Hope you can visit Up and Down the Rabbit Hole’s new blog about doing the things you love! – xx🐇🐇xx-

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      1. That’s hard to say since we’ve only been able to hang out on line 😉 You’re a mom, of teens for that matter – tendencies to seem unyielding come with the job. Hey, we could be red Valerian, eh? It remains pale green even in drought, has pretty blossoms, smells good (to me anyway) and can be brewed into a very calming tea. 😉


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