I have to be honest. Despite much good fortune it’s pathetically easy for me to wallow in regret over misspent youth. Oh, I didn’t end up in jail or anything. In fact, I’ve always been a (basically) upright citizen.
Yet throughout the decades I drifted from job to job, going wherever the local temporary employment service sent me. I almost always ended up permanently on some company payroll until that business got bought out and my position came to a premature end. Then the cycle would repeat.
My current life is not awful, by any means. My partner likes to phrase it like this: “We could have crash landed in a worse place.” So true.
It simply feels like I missed out on years enjoying a fulfilling career. And my hometown isn’t exactly exciting. Yet I saw something the other day that brightened my mildly mournful attitude.
You see, if I weren’t in just this place at this particular time I would not have witnessed a resilient pansy growing between my little retaining wall and the sidewalk. A seed must have landed there from last year’s plantings. How the thing got enough sun is a complete mystery. Check it out:
|I am Mighty! Hear Me Roar!|
Besides brightening my day, the little flower reminded me that I’m still alive. Boring as my small suburb may seen, the place could very well have more surprising blooms left. So might I. And thus I got myself outside and made way for summer growth today instead of feeling lame.
How about you? Do you like to garden? Maybe something else draws you out of yourself. Please share with a comment.
And have a blessed day!