Be the flower that you are…

May 12, 2014

“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”  (A.A. Milne) – from the Jack’s Winning Words blog today.

sunflowerJack went on to talk about the fact that most of our garden flowers could have been considered weeds at one time and that many, if not all, weeds have flowers, too. He says that a weed is just a flower that we don’t want in our garden; but encourages us to look differently at people around us that we might consider being weeds. Click here to see 10 native flowers that some mistake for weeds.

I’d also point out that too many people get down on themselves and consider themselves to be weeds among the pretty flowers that they see all around them. It’s surprising sometimes to read how many people who we now consider to be glamorous once thought of themselves as weeds among their classmates or friends.  Here’s a link to a post about 11 celebrities who still don’t think they are flowers in the garden that is Hollywood.

The issue that we create for ourselves sometimes is that we don’t let people get to know us, so they never see the flower that is you. If you are sullen and withdrawn, because you see yourself as a weed; you don’t allow people to get to know you – you don’t even give them the chance to see your beauty as a person.

Sometimes you don’t even give yourself the chance to see what you could be – you hide, you shrink and you stay out of the limelight, preferring the dark corners of the room. Some even go further doing things to themselves or purposely dressing in a manner to accentuate the negatives that they see in themselves.

That’s a pity, because there is beauty in all of us and it is important that we can get in touch with it ourselves, if we are to let others see it. I wrote already about liking yourself (see the post –  I like me) and that is an important first step to allowing the world to see the flower that you are. The second thing to do is to stop trying to be like someone else. They are who they are and you are not them. Be the best you that you can be. Carry yourself with confidence in what you are and the things that you do well. Hold your head up and show the world the flower that is you.

Have a great day and bloom away!