With so many topsy-turvy things facing us in these turbulent times, this quote made me pause and reflect:
“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin (1924-1987)
But, maybe sometimes we don’t want to face things, especially the hard stuff in our lives (and in our world.) Like this flower we turn our backs on what needs changing.
Or maybe we see others around us facing things, blooming fully, but we’ve given up like the sad crumpled flowers in this pic. Too tired to try.
Here’s the thing. Maybe we can’t face EVERYTHING that’s pounding us all at once, but we can take one small step, then another, and face one thing at a time.
As we gradually open ourselves up to being the change we want to see in ourselves (and in the world) maybe our circumstances won’t change – but we will.
“We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.” Madeleine L’Engle
grace, peace & brave flowers
Virginia : )
Photos: Rose of Sharon hibiscus flowers spotted last week at the Welcome Center in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia, the state.