Last night was cold and so I brought one of my old, tender plants inside and put it by the front door. This morning with the heat of the house and some sunlight coming through the glass, a flower is blooming. The plant didn’t argue that it was too old to bloom or that it couldn’t bloom because it was January. It just bloomed.

We have so many excuses why right now is not an optimal time for us but you know what? Unlike that old plant we can bloom anytime and under any conditions! That’s right, no matter what hindrances there are in your life right now, you can start to bloom. Repeatedly tell yourself that this is your day, your year, your decade. Tell yourself that it’s your life, your time. Tell yourself that you’ve been surrounded by more than enough fertilizer and you’ve got the light of Heaven shining on you. All that is needed now is your permission. Are you ready to give it?
Go ahead, start the blooming process! Your world was never meant to be gray. Give yourself permission to stand out, to show all of your colors, to bring more joy and beauty to your world. Dance, sing, compose, write, smile, laugh, be kind, be generous, be loving, be brave. Bloom. It’s why you are here.
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