I buy certain flowers each season and for summer, it’s always impatiens. There’s something about them that brings me joy. Perhaps it’s because they are good reminders to me of how to grow in this life and how to recover when life hands me a drought of goodness.
Here’s a photo of my red impatiens the other day. Scorching heat and my not tending them as I should along with no rain for a few days made them look a bit dreary. Like humans, when we don’t meditate and nourish ourselves, we become a bit downtrodden and sad. However, if we realized that all we needed was caring and nourishment, we could come back from:
The non-green thumbed gardener that I am just watered my sweet impatiens and Voila! They bounced back beautifully within hours!
Wouldn’t it be nice if we humans could be healed and bounce back from depression, sadness and even stony unforgiveness by a little watering, some kindness and love?
We can, dear friends. It’s possible to be like the impatiens. We can nourish ourselves and others with love, forgiveness and understanding and perk up! Imagine if we, as a world, all watered eachother’s souls with nourishment instead of hatred and hurt?
We would have a lush, beautiful, spiritual world of love!