It is said that we only regret the paths left unexplored. What path is calling you in 2020?
There are no gatekeepers – pollinators can fly to any bloom they choose. You can choose to dance with your creativity – and unlike a flower, you don’t have to wait for the world to pick you.
You can pick yourself.
Passion for the things we love can take us many places. My love of flowers led me to photography which has taken me on journey of wonder and discovery and recently led me to the stage at TEDx Emerald Glen Park.
Butterflies in the Poppies:
My passions for storytelling, community and all things floral collided in a blissful moment that urged me to encourage others to follow the paths where they seek to make a difference.
If you’re waiting for a sign to take a leap out of your comfort zone then please take a moment to view my TEDx Talk – Community, Connection and the Art of Storytelling.
It’s not for everyone but it might just be for you.
PS: Flowers at the TEDx Event:
Amazing that it included a pincushion bloom from the Western Cape in South Africa! Stocks symbolize a happy life and contented existence. Orange roses represent enthusiasm, passion and gratitude. The Feverfew daisy-like flowers are a medicinal plant for treating headaches so this is a perfect TEDx bouquet!
Happy Earth Day!
Happy first day of Spring 2019 in the northern Hemisphere! Here’s a thought for today:
“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” Harriet Ann Jacobs
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr. Seuss
My thought for today – we are fueled by the things we care about and we benefit from things that others care about.
Nature nurtures us all and we will all be better if we care about and for her a whole awful lot.
Photo 1: Better is Beautiful
Photo 2: Daisy Profusion
“Tiny Miracles” has won 1st Place and Logo of the Month of June 2017 for the Beautiful Flowers group.
Absolutely delighted that the image of a yellow spider Chrysanthemum in bloom has been selected as a winner in the Beautiful Flowers Group on Fine Art America. The comment by group administrator Maria Urso “Exquisite work, detail, color and clarity. Absolutely stunning.” is the kind of feedback that every artist thrives on.
As Seth Godin says we need to keep inventing our future “not all of it, just a little part. But enough to make a difference.” This post is dedicated to all those who ship their art and make a difference – whether they receive recognition or not.
“Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them.” Mike Greenberg
There are few things that excite me as much as discovering a beautiful bloom. It has no expectations of the world but revels in the elements whether it be sunshine, wind or rain. When it is at its peak the glorious light of living shines forth spreading beauty where it finds itself.
Quote 1: You have to find what sparks a light in you so that your own way can illuminate the world – Oprah
Quote 2: Each new day is an opportunity to try again! Embrace it!
Quote 3: To know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.
Quote 4: There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Quote 5: Bloom- with all the enthusiasm you can muster!
It seems to be a philosophical and gratitude filled period for me so I’m sharing some pics and quotes. Enjoy!
Quote 1: Truly perfect is becoming friendly with your imperfections on the way to doing something remarkable ~ SethGodin
Quote 2: Notice life’s most precious moments as they happen
Quote 3: Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit. We cannot flower without it. -Jess Lair
Quote 4: Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. ~Melody Beattie
Quote 5: We are not affected by events but by the view we take of them. Event + Response = Outcome ~Jack Canfield