I started a new book this morning. It’s one of those books that makes me think outside of my little box. It’s a book that makes me ponder life’s big meaning, encourages deep thinking, and all that jazz. You know what I mean…
Books like the one I’m reading now, makes me want to share deep thoughts.
I usually look back on these posts later and feel embarrassed about my spewing of thoughts, but for now…I’m going on with it.
I order to get to my point, I have to tell a short story.
My daughter has been pitching for her softball team. She is being trained by a really nice man, who is great at coaching. When she has pitching practice, we go to his house. Occasionally, during practice my daughter pitches a crazy ball and I go chase it. When I was at Coach’s house, chasing a softball, I found one of his blooming Lilac bushes. (Sorry, I don’t have a picture) There is something mesmerizing about the scent of blooming Lilac flowers. I had a moment with the lilac bush. I’m unable to get enough of the scent of Lilac. ‘
And then there’s roses. Roses are so beautiful. The scent is divine. I can stare at roses in wonder.
Iris’ is now blooming in Oklahoma. I saw a garden full of the most beautiful white Iris’ yesterday. The blooms were perfect.
I believe that flowers are not just nature’s way of reproducing. I believe that the beauty of a flower, their heavenly scents, are a gift straight from God.
I believe that flowers are a glimpse of something perfect. There are a beholding of something that my words and understanding can’t explain.
Whoever coined the expression “Stop and Smell the Roses” knew what I’m talking about.
I don’t even know what this flower is called, but it’s blooming outside my bedroom window. I get an indescribable feeling when I look out my window and see this single blooming flower in it’s temporary moment of glory.
“The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.” Honore De Balzac.
So, if you see a perfect blossom, please stop, take it all in, and remember this post. Your day will be better because of it. I guarantee.
And just so you know…the book I’m reading is called “Every Bush is Burning” by Brandon Clements. Its free today for Kindle. I’m only at 10 percent, so I can’t tell you about the book overall, but I like what I’ve read so far.
May your day be as perfect as the scent of Lilac…