Rose Bush

Like the rose bush?
We are all on a path of self improvement although at times it may not seem like it. Like the rose bush, our life goes towards blossoming and not back towards barren. In the dead of winter it may seem that the bush is dead, incapable of life but with the spring rains and longer days suddenly leaves and buds come forth and life is very evident. Our lives will at times seem barren and lifeless. It may be for a winter or a moment or for a decade or more.

We may complain about not having a life. We may cry because the fruits of our labor seem to have not come this year or for a few years. We may even contemplate giving up. Can a rose bush give up? No. The rose bush must grow and so must you. The rose bush must respond to its environment and so must you. The rose bush will grow better in some locations and so will you. The rose bush must wait for its environment to change but NOT YOU!!

Yes, you are like a rose bush but you are so much more. If you want to change you can. If you want a better environment, you can create it. You can turn your dark winter into a bright spring with a thought. A rose bush can’t. You can decide right now to blossom. A rose bush has to wait. You can bring your beauty to the world. A rose bush has to wait until the world comes to it. Yes, you have a lot in common with a rose bush but you are so much more. You can change. You can decide right now to be bigger, better, greater, more loving, more grateful, more giving and it will begin because you will it to be so.

You were given wings and not roots. Fly above your worries and tonight when you go to sleep dream of being greater than you are. Tonight the rose bush will dream the same. It will dream of being you.

(C) 2011 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


3 Responses to “Rose Bush”

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  3. Hank Says:

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