have sat here for two weeks in a row and watched the Batchelor show. I am
amazed how at the end of each
show the women find themselves standing there gathered together anxiously
waiting to see if they are offered a rose from the Batchelor to see if
they can continue on with the journey of being the one for him.
brought to my mind how we as individuals go through life waiting for roses
to be given to us. Not just in the sense of true love but as life in
general. Think of the job interviews you have gone on. Do you not find
yourself waiting to see if you are offered a position with a company? How
about friendships? Do you not find yourself wondering if people in your
life will accept you as a friend?
you accept this rose? Why should we wait for people to offer us a rose to
we not worth more than a rose? I am and so are you. We are very worthy to
ourselves and to others in our life. I find myself thinking how
humiliating for those women to be standing there waiting to be accepted.
How could they even put themselves through that?
all boils down to self acceptance and self worth. We as individuals need
to learn who we are and what we want in life. We need to know that each
day when we get out of bed that we are getting out on the right side of
bed and we love the person that is crawling out to start a new day.
Each day offers us many roses. Yes there are some dandelions that
sprout up now and then. A few weeds happen to grow their way through our
life as well.
am learning to stop and smell the flowers of life. I am learning how to
water the flowers of my life and how to grow my own rose garden.
This happens in steps. We must first plant the seeds, water the
seeds, get rid of the weeds, take care of the garden and let it grow into
a flowering life.
being able to tend to our own rose garden of life, we will not allow
others to control us let alone be humiliated by them. We
know who we are and what we want our life to blossom into.
that sun shines upon your garden of life today, think about how you want
your garden to grow? Which weeds do you need to dispose of and which
blossoms do you need to tend to so you can grow into the most beautiful
flower you can be?
Walters, January 25, 2006