Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A FLOWER JUST WAITING TO BLOOM


  “All wonders you seek are within yourself.”  
 –  Sir Thomas Browne

'You are a flower just waiting to bloom.' --- Those are my mother's words told to me dozens of summers ago when I was sitting by the window one day looking out and wondering what I was going to be when I grew up.

This is what I strongly encourage all mothers or parents to say to their children. These little angels running around the house doing a lot of mischief, spilling spaghetti on the floor, throwing tantrums at the slightest provocation, and every little thing to test your patience is one day going to be a ----------  lawyer, famous painter, president of the country, philanthropist, writer, doctor, engineer, cardinal ----- or a parent, son, daughter, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, grandma or grandpa living ordinary lives extraordinarily and outstanding in the eyes of God ----- or a future Mandela, Einstein, Newton, Kennedy, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, and others more. And it starts in the home!

These perceived tiny brats and little devils, as most adults exasperatedly would consider them to be, have the seed of potential already placed in there by an All-Knowing God.

And what is our role as parents? We are tasked to nurture that special seed and provide it with a loving and nurturing environment to help it grow to its highest potential and purpose. We are tasked to keep them on track with their destiny. We are tasked to help them be ready for it. Because one day they will be called to their future as designed by God. One day they will bring greater glory to God. One day they will help create a better world for everyone. One day they will make great inventions or discover new treatments for diseases or build environment-friendly communities. One day they will make you proud.

Believe that our children are flowers just waiting to bloom. All wonders we seek are there in their precious little hearts and souls. That, dear friends, is truly by God's design. Believe!

May God bless you and your families.

(Thank you, Mr. Quote Man, for the wonderful quote.)




4 comments:

  1. They are indeed flowers.Only they need the water of love and sunshine of care for them to bloom to their full potential.
    Beautifully expressed!

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  2. Thank you for your visit and comment, KP. I hope the day is coming along just fine for you. Blessings to you and your family.

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  3. Ellen,

    Trying to get back to my regular routine. Read 3 posts now. All are to my heart. It has been a few years that I realized worrying does not help. So I made efforts to get over it and am almost over getting worried now. I take it that whatever has to happen will happen but that does not mean that one should not make efforts to achieve what one wants. When my turn comes to get my work done at any counter with queue, I always wish that harried person who is being blamed for doing his or her job properly. The smile on his or her face makes my day. Yes, we all should nurture the flowers to bloom but also put them on right path with love & logic as even toddlers understand commands put logically.

    Take care

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    1. It is so nice to see you back in the blog again, Jack. Delighted by your visit. Thank you. I hope your day is getting on fine. May you enjoy the many blessings sent you by our wonderful God.

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