I walked past these flowers two days ago, I noticed the unfurling buds, I took a photo and went on my way.
I walked past the same flowers yesterday, I saw that they had bloomed prettily, I took another photo and went on my way.
I went on my way with a thought about these simple blooms. I recalled the phrase "bloom where you are planted." It didn't matter how scorching the sun has been; it didn't matter how dry the season is in the desert; the plant didn't have to go to the Tropics to try and grow; it stood where it was planted and brought forth its beauty! What matters is that as long as you push the boundaries of comfort where you are, In your time and in due season, you'll bloom wherever you are.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha