Flowery Flexibility

Virginia has been off the blogosphere for quite awhile – but this week she’s back!

The dictionary defines flexibility as “the quality of bending easily without breaking” and “the willingness to change or compromise.”

Have you ever noticed how coneflowers adapt to stormy weather? Over the years it’s been amazing to see how coneflowers in their potted homes seemed to flexibly adapt during days of pouring rain and stormy weather. During the wind and rain they bend their petals like a cone (maybe that’s why they’re called ‘coneflowers?’) They don’t seem to be too bothered with thunder, either.

“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” Anonymous

Sometimes it’s easy to get rigidly stuck in our ways, implacable and immovable; but when storms come (as they inevitably do) and knock us about, pieces of us may break – snap! – knocking us down & out.

If we take a lesson from coneflowers, however, by opening the petals of our hearts to change with flexibility, our lives may continue blooming with grace and hope despite the deluge of stormy rain in our lives.

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson

grace, peace & flowery flexibility

Virginia : )

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7 Responses to Flowery Flexibility

  1. “If we take a lesson from coneflowers, however, by opening the petals of our hearts to change with flexibility, our lives may continue blooming with grace and hope despite the deluge of stormy rain in our lives.”
    Beautiful and so happy you’re back, Virginia!
    Deb

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