There’s power in the flower. I wouldn’t have noticed this shop nor curious enough to enter it if not for the flower decor.
Flowers in the city are like lipstick on a woman-it just makes you look better to have a little colour – Lady Bird Johnson
Each flower knows that its bloom adds to the diverse and collective beauty of the family and that its individuality does not take away its appeal. Jacqueline
Like an African proverb says: A family is like a forest. When you are outside it is dense, when you are inside you see that each tree has a place.
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.
You truly can’t afford the cost of staying at the bottom. That space is overcrowded. Crawl, climb, jump, keep moving in any way that you can, but just get out of there.
The problem with staying stuck at the bottom of the barrel is that there are far too many enablers who are willing to keep you company and even provide some background music to your whining.
If you want to change your direction and growth, you have to lead yourself out of that confined space. It may mean losing your backup singers but know that the orchestra sounds better the higher you go.
Saying that our destiny lies in our hands may be clichéd but nonetheless true.
Lots of times, the odds would be stacked heavily against us at the bottom, however, we mustn’t keep our eyes on the stumbling blocks in our path, but on our aspired destination and keep pushing.
An inspiring post ‘subscribe to your successful self’ from Lady Cee is a great read that buttresses these points.
Today, I offer you a splash of beautiful yellow blossoms captured during my morning walk.
There’s simply something sweet about yellow that screams vibrant and alive to me always. I guess it’s the brightness of the colour.
Also knowing the certain positive associations to the yellow colour makes it even more attractive.
Yellow speaks of happiness, hope, sunshine, warmth, cheerfulness, draws attention, positivity, clarity, energy, enlightenment, optimism, freshness, loyalty, joy, intellect and so much more.
May you find lots of happiness in your day today.
This one of the lovely beats I enjoy listening to. Easy Like Sunday Morning by Lionel Ritchie.
Our memories are woven into the essence of who we are just like our DNA. Some memories are fleeting, while some stick and go with you wherever you may journey to. Even when you are far away from the source of such memory, little things bring thoughts of them flooding you with bittersweet nostalgia.
I’ve found myself easily moved to tears in the past few weeks and coincidentally, I’ve been running into things that quickly transport me to my carefree days of childhood when I was under the loving protection of my parents and didn’t have to worry about finances, World politics and if the World’s going on a one-way ticket to hell in a handbasket.
Here a few of the things I’ve seen in recent weeks that transport me back to my growing up years in the close-knit campus community of The University of Nigeria Nsukka.
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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
I like Ronovan’s cheerful prompt ‘Sing & Flower,’ for this week. We really need as much cheer as possible.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
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