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Always a Time for Growth 

A whirlwind of change has swept through our life in ways that could not be predicted. I must admit, at times it felt just way too much, especially as things happened very quickly and felt quite difficult to control. I continued jotting down my thoughts as this helped me to do self-examination and introspection. It cleared my mind as I could consider the actions that motivated me and helped with positive growth.

 I must admit, although I’m happy for the positive growth, the process of getting there was not always comfortable. Sudden and abrupt changes also bring along many uncertainties, but also brings along hope. I’m reminded in all of this that there is always a time for growth, even as I’m  getting older, I want to hold on and I hope that I will always grasp the opportunity for positive growth. I feel encouraged as I take my cue from mother nature with the following:

There’s a time for growth as we make our adjustments 

Giving us reason for cutting and pruning away the negative

The undesirable that has overgrown like trees and shrubs

A process that removes the damage and enhances new growth

There’s a time growing older as we celebrate life 

Liken to the oak that’s known for honour, nobility and wisdom 

Some species of oak trees holding on not losing their leaves at all

A positive quality being steadfast and tenacious in growth

There’s a time for growth, no matter the circumstances

We weather the storm, embrace the wind blowing raindrops

Producing sunshowers and the appearance of a rainbow

Resulting in hope as we cheer for positive growth

I’m further inspired to honour and celebrate Mandela Day which is an occasion for all to take action and inspire change.18 July every year, we invite you to mark Nelson Mandela International Day by making a difference in your communities. Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better!

“It is in the character of growth that we should learn from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences.” Nelson Mandela

By HensBlooms

I believe in God, love and life! Married to my friend, mentor and rock. We have been blessed with two beautiful girls. My personal journey provides opportunities for me to empower individuals to lead better lives. I have had a real desire to work with people for a long time and have always been fascinated with human behaviour and understanding how the mind works.
I love the following quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. “Remember that children, marriages and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get”

9 replies on “Always a Time for Growth ”

An inspiring post, Henrietta. I like what you had to say about growth. During a freeze here last winter (Which happens only about every 10 years), a recently planted shrub died back to the ground. Then an armadillo dug all around it. This spring, it started to grow, visibly inches taller every day, and it is now about 5 feet tall and covered with tiny red blooms. I am amazed that it could recover, and I am glad Robert did not pull it up when I urged him to. He put the soil and mulch back around the plant and continued to water it.

Nelson Mandela is known and celebrated all over the world! I enjoyed the quotes. ❤ Have a beautiful week!

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That is so true Henrietta … when things happen unexpected and quickly, one do tend to be a little hesitant of what is laying ahead. But we learn so much (especially of ourselves and what we’re capable of) … I’m glad you got through this and still felt positive about the changes in your life 🌸.

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