Sunday, 31 August 2014

Bloom Where You're Planted



My mother has a garden with nice flowers and trees. However this particular one is not hers. The plant just grew in between the tiles and the stones.

I on the other hand prefer cats to plants. But the blooming plant in the picture is mine. I've adopted it.

I first came across the phrase Bloom Where You're Planted in an old Dale Carnegie book that I found from my late father's library. Probably means to thrive wherever you are, in whatever situation you find yourself in.

Glad to see it first hand in my house. Many plants can grow in difficult circumstances. But not many actually bloom like this one. 

I suppose it applies to humans too. Many can survive, but to bloom in the face of adversity is precious.

Selamat Hari Merdeka!

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