Beauty At Risk
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Anais Win
It’s only when people open up that the full extent of their beauty is seen. We’ve all seen a rosebud and along with it comes an expectation of future beauty. If it doesn’t have what it needs to grow though, it remains closed and eventually dies without revealing its beauty. We’ve all seen a rose in full bloom and are caught by its gentle strength and color even if we’ve seen one or even dozens before.
Some roses grow wild while others are watered and pruned with methodical care. There is beauty in both.
As with people, some of us grow wild without much guidance and can still manage to stand out in a yard overrun with fallen branches and leaves which need raking. Others are protected, fed, pruned, strengthened through structure and present themselves confident and tall.
Which are you? Are you growing wild with nobody’s help or are you being tended to with your life planned out from the time you were a simple seedling?
Either way, I would love to see you blossom, to claim your space in a field of flowers and encourage all who discover all you store inside.
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