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Blooming Where Planted

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 where planted and shining brightly!

blooming where planted

It reminds me of us. We moved cites, and are in the process of taking root, albeit 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


  1. lux lux July 29, 2014

    i’ve always believed that nothing just happens. though we may feel out of place sometimes, there’s a reason why we are where we are. bloom where you’re planted indeed. πŸ™‚
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  2. Eli Eli July 28, 2014

    beautiful flow in this post … starting off with the gorgeous lilies… Having moved a lot myself, I can relate to that feeling your describe – adjusting, blooming… again.. Seems you and your men are doing so well, but hope to see u back in good old mumbai..? All the best dear Corinne
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  3. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando July 28, 2014

    Being, not doing, can go such a long way toward giving us that inner peace. And, I love the thought that we can all bloom where we are planted if we have a positive, grateful attitude. Cute pic of Jose and Pablo, too! πŸ™‚
    Blessings, Corinne!
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  4. Sulekha Sulekha July 27, 2014

    Blooming where planted, is such a lovely way of growing. I am a Navy brat and wife, so i know how to bloom in new places πŸ™‚ loved the pic of the two boys in your life.

  5. Swathi Shenoy Swathi Shenoy July 27, 2014

    It is always pleasure to take break, sit back and appreciate little things in life πŸ™‚ Work can wait a little πŸ˜‰ The lilies are looking good corinne πŸ™‚
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  6. Inderpreet Kaur Uppal Inderpreet Kaur Uppal July 27, 2014

    Bloom where you are planted, its such a simple phrase but conveys so much meaning.
    If we take all change positively we will bloom no matter where.
    Simply beautiful lilies, I too love my white ones and tend to carry them where ever my army hubby takes me so I know the feeling.
    Thanks for the gyaan.
    Have a good time at your new home.
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  7. Carol Graham Carol Graham July 27, 2014

    Blooming where you are planted is such an appropriate title. Yes, both your boys look pretty content. When I was interviewing someone the other day for a position at my office, I asked them if they felt they were adaptable. Hiring or not hiring them is greatly based on how they answer that question. You have adapted well — hat’s off to you! Enjoy it while you are planted there.
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  8. Cathy Chung Cathy Chung July 26, 2014

    I have a blogging question for you, Corinne. I see that we can connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. Here’s the question: do you have it automatically set up that when you post on your blog it automatically posts to your other social media sites? Or do you have to manually cut and paste to each? Is this possible? I’m tired of repeating the same steps every day. Can you tell I’m relatively new to blogging?
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  9. Cathy Graham Cathy Graham July 26, 2014

    Love the comparison of your move to your transplanted lilies. Glad you are adapting well to your new home. As an Airforce kid myself, I can relate! What a cute photo of your guys. Looks like they are doing just fine!
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  10. Suzy Suzy July 26, 2014

    Good to hear you are enjoying your new home, home cooked food and the lilies. Pablo and Jose do look contented.
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  11. Judy - Pedagogical Artist Judy - Pedagogical Artist July 26, 2014

    I woman from my past once told me that no matter where she goes – even a hotel room for one night – she tries to give a homey feeling. We can move from place to place but take the homey feeling with us. We can stay in one place, but never feel at home.
    One thing I have learnt from moving is that you need very little of your “stuff” to make you happy … People are not stuff.
    Thank you for sharing and good luck in your new surroundings. And, home cooking is always good!
    HUGS <3

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