Friday, May 1, 2009

abundance in flowers: by paula jenkins


One of my favorite parts of springtime is definitely the blooming flowers-- I love walking around my neighborhood, noticing all the different colors and varieties. Yesterday, I saw some beautiful irises that I just wanted to pick out of the person's yard and take home with me! (I decided that wasn't a very good idea..)

Anyway, Paula Jenkins sent over these photos of flowers that she's taken, and her thoughts on how flowers represent abundance are just lovely:

"When I was thinking about abundance yesterday, I realized that I see abundance in flowers. Flowers bloom year after year, needing nothing more than what is already provided for them in nature. They ask for nothing, and yet they put on a glorious show, a testament to creation, a great pageant every spring. I take great delight in tulips and daffodils for their sheer beauty. They remind me that if I can be content with what I have, that everything else will be provided. They remind me that as humans, we are gorgeous in our individuality, and we can be breath taking in our gathering together."


Paula also wanted to share this quote with us:

“It is not only my right and my privilege to walk in the abundance God has for me, it is my responsibility...just as it is my responsibility to live the rest of my truth.” - Jan Denise


Paula has a wonderful blog called Welcoming Spirit, which is insightful, fun, and abundant all at the same time. Check it out! (I love this post that she wrote about being grateful for her life just as it is.)

*Thank you, Paula!*


4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous flower photos and heartwarming thoughts! Thanks for telling us about Paula and her photos!

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  2. i also love flowers and your definition of abundance is spot on.

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  3. Thanks for including me, Jess :) Happy Friday everyone!

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  4. Lovely statement and photos!!

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