#MondayMusings: Like a flower
From the time I was a little girl, I have loved flowers. They always mesmerize me. The various colours, shapes and sizes make me realize the beauty that nature is. I used to keep looking at the flowers that I saw when I was walking on the road. Oh wait, I still do it! I used to cut out the images of flowers that came in various newspapers and magazines and I made a scrap book out of it. Don’t ask me where it is now. It has probably ended up in trash. When I got my own camera phone, I ended up clicking so many pictures of flowers that my gallery only has pictures of flowers. I love growing plants and even now when I barely have space to keep all my belongings I own a plant and I take care of it. Okay, so my love story with flowers and plants is an old one. But why this sudden post about the love for plants?
Last Saturday I visited the flower show at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore. It is a bi-annual affair which happens every Independence day and Republic Day. Being a flower lover I wanted to visit it and trust me it was a Saturday well spent. But this post is not about the flower show yet it is about flowers.
Monday mornings are the toughest. After having a lovely time during the weekend it is hard to get back to work. It is difficult. But this Monday morning, I choose to draw inspiration from flowers.
Like a flower, I choose to bloom from a bud- to grow each day no matter how little I grow each day.
Like a flower, I choose to add beauty to my life and the lives of people around me.
Like a flower, I choose to spread the fragrance of happiness. A good deed, a kind word or may be just a smile.
Like a flower, I choose to rise above the dirt that brings me down and choose to bloom in light of the sun.
Like a flower, I choose to add colour to my otherwise mundane surroundings.
Like a flower, I choose to be gentle and not harsh, but take firm stand on the things that are right.
Like a flower, I choose to sway in the wind and bend if need be. Not because I am weak but because sometimes it is better to suffer a little than break away and die.
Like a flower, I choose to live my life doing what I love to and just being myself.