Bloom Where You Are Planted

I usually find a mantra to begin a new year of school. The mantra I choose in  August can be amended by June.

Year One’s, “I can do this” was changed to “I will survive” by year’s end.

Last year I began the school year chanting, “I Got a New Attitude.” By year’s end I firmly believed my amended chant,  ” What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” The  year was filled with confusion, change, and total upheaval.

The other day I heard the expression, “bloom where you’re planted,” and I decided that this is very good advice to begin a new school year. I’ve learned the hard lessons of what I can control, and what is beyond my power. I can grow, and bloom in this environment if I adjust my thinking.

My “garden” is going to be cultivated in a rich soil filled with positive attitude. I will pull out the weeds of small irritations, before they choke my plants. I will water with kind treatment of myself and others, and I will allow the sunlight a job well done to help my garden bloom in a profusion of color and beauty.

This is where I’ve been planted. I will bloom, bloom, bloom!

© annettealaine-2012

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