One dead flower is nothing more than a hundred new beginnings.
Some people look at a garden of dead flowers and see the death of something beautiful.
A gardener however, sees a garden of dead flowers and knows that each flower-head holds the next generation of beauty within those black and dying heads.
To some, a dead flower is the end of something beautiful that needs to be thrown away. While to others, it is a symbol of new beginnings and the chance to begin again.
Why is it that we can’t see this in our everyday lives?
2020 has been a year of death, disappointment, and constant negativity. Right now, we are at the end of this years life cycle and the frost is upon us. As the frost kills off the deadly and thorny flower that represents this year, we are tasked with saving the seeds of this years flower to plant again next year.
The question that is important though, is what that flower will grow up to be? Not every flower produces seeds that are exact replicas of the flower it came from. We can change what that flower will look like by planting other flowers around it and letting nature take its course. We can change that ‘flower’ through cross pollination. This means that the flower can become what we want it to be, by planting what we want around it. It won’t happen instantly, but it will turn into a better flower year after year.
That is what we are tasked with for next year; Take the seeds from this year and plant them, knowing something bad might grow, but remembering to plant the pretty flowers around it as well.
Are you going to plant thorns and weeds next year? Or are you going to fill your year with colorful flowers of every shape, size, smell, and color?
We need to remember that life is what we make it, and that you can ether grow flowers, or weeds.
So no matter what flower grows next year, give it love and attention, and make sure that you surround it with the kind of beauty you wish to see in the future.
I am so sorry that I haven’t been writing much as of recently, but I promise that I am back now and I am going to try to find the time to upload more often.
Comment below on what you think next year will look like for all of us, or what you hope to accomplish next year! As always, remember to smile, have a great day, and get those seeds saved before winter! 😉