Remember the lilies that sprung us a surprise by popping up all over our front garden patch? I wrote about them here. We got them transplanted into a flower bed and hoped that they would flower again next year. Guess what? They seem to have taken well to the transplanting. Here they are in their new bed blooming brightly.

blooming where planted

It reminds me of us. We moved cites, and are in the process of taking root, albiet temporarily in our new home. It comes with a lot of glitches and things that need getting used to but we’re blooming brightly! I miss our customized kitchen and non-stick pots and pans, as I make do with plenty of borrowed stuff. But you know what? We’re tending to eat a lot more home-cooked food here! I miss being surrounded by loads of books, but my Kindle has more books than I can read in this lifetime!

With my army brat background, moving places and adjusting has never been a problem. But I was skeptical about how the two boys in my life would adjust. Seems like they’re having a lot of fun here. As I’m typing this,  Jose sits on the front step and looks out at our small garden with Pablo sitting besides him. I’m not sure what is going on in both their heads – but they seem content watching the world go by!

bloom where planted

Yes, we’re all blooming where planted, slowing down, learning to be useless and loving it! I find that we’re growing in acceptance of all things working for our good and learning to enjoy the present moment. ‘Work’ can be postponed for more important things like being and growing.

“There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hand”. – Henry David Thoreau in Walden

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bloom where you are planted