Sometimes life can happen when we are busy making plans, leaving us totally depleted of energy, drive, ambition, security/stability, even sometimes good health.
As I was walking through our gardens today I was reminded of the lessons in strength we can learn from nature. Take the Peony Garden ~ it grows back stronger and stronger each year - despite being knocked down to nothing each winter.
Much like the peony, after we experience a life changing event (be it big or small; it's a change). We need to nurture our self. Remember it's ok to withdraw inwards ... just don't stay there. Start poking your head outside.
Eventually your winter will start to become a memory and you will start to gain legs and stand upright. Just like the Peony garden in spring.
Like the Peony Garden ... we have many facets to our life, which make us whole. We are child, sibling, parent, student, employer, employee, spouse/partner, teacher, friend, etc. Sometimes even when only one facet has been hurt/affected by the change that occurred in our life, we instinctively keep all other facets closed tight.
But if we can manage to find at least one facet of our self that we can nurture and allow to flourish...
Then BOOM! before we know it like a garden of Peony after a rain fall ~ our life is in full bloom! Each facet stronger than before.
It's as if you take all the rain and drink a long thirst quenching "I've had enough and I'm going to THRIVE"... and shed away all the winter darkness.
and shine my many brilliant colours ...
And of course once you are happy and thriving you are able to bring happiness to others.
People cannot help but smile back if you smile at them...
Life is never going to be the same after something that has caused you pain and some times even love. But the beauty is that just like the Peony Garden, after the winter of life - You have the power to rise and CREATE the life you want.
Stay in Step with High Heeled Life ...
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