Tuesday, April 2, 2013

365 Inspirations—92: A Really HUGE Magnolia Flower

"Learn to...be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not."—Henri Frederic Amiel

Even if I've had a bad day, I can always find something that made me smile or stop and pause or see things in a different light. To be quite honest, today was a hard day.

 I think the world presents us with exactly what we need to see and experience. 

Today it was a really HUGE Magnolia flower in the Washington State Arboretum that made me stop. The flowers are all in full bloom and my husband and I drove straight to the park shortly after we woke up. When I saw this flower, I just sat there in awe staring at it.

It was speaking to me. It was telling me to make a statement and live my dreams. It was telling me to speak up and hang on (all the other flowers had already fallen from the tree). 

It was larger than life and it made a statement by simply being there. 

Lately I've felt I may not be on the right path. I can't really explain. I've been ignoring something I need to do. I haven't been listening completely to my heart. I haven't been completely myself.

Perhaps I'm just tired, but I think it's really more than that.

I feel like I want to run away.....and I want to simply "be".

Like this flower that was high up in the tree.....speaking directly to me.

Good night friends...

Oh, and one more thing....a QUESTION for you........

Have you ever felt like you need to change something in your life? Did you listen to that feeling and did you follow through with it?


  1. Katherine I have often felt this...a feeling of a needed change. If I'm being honest though, I must confess that I never pursued it (yet). Maybe I should look into doing so :)

  2. Well, yes...I knew more than anything that I needed a change and that I needed to spend more time in France. I fretted, worried, dithered, planned and backed away from plans...couldn't quite make it happen. Then the Universe made it happen...I lost my job! Okay, it's now or never, so I plunged ahead. It's worked out fine so far. Probably would have been better to do it on my own terms instead of someone else's, but the result is...it happened! I definitely have a tendency to over-think things; maybe it's a delay tactic!