A new color already? In June, my husband and I relocated to Pennsylvania from Arizona. Talk about a contrast! We went from 20-foot cacti and bark scorpions to an explosion of green, babbling creeks, and wildflowers.
One thing I’ve noticed so far is that every 2-3 weeks there is a new wildflower that nature features here. The flowers grow like weeds and pop up everywhere. The first few weeks, they were tall and purple. The next round was vibrant orange lilies. After that, the dainty white flowers in the brush popped up. Now, we have small tangerine snapdragon-style wildflowers everywhere.
Just today taking the dogs on a walk in the rain, we came across the newest bloom that looks like purple bluebells.
These seasons of new life are truly amazing and fun to watch. Especially the firefly season which was spectacular!
I realized this process that nature displays are the same in our lives. When we grow and stretch in new ways, new potentials surface. A new form of our self gets to show up. We get to share our new gifts with the world.
Awhile back I was sitting in contemplation and realized, “We don’t create possibilities. They already exist.” But we can create opportunities to access the possibilities that surround us. That is where life gets fun! I’ve also learned from a mentor of mine, Nancy Smyth, that possibilities also exist within us. These are human virtues like love, forgiveness, compassion, zest, and grace. I've identified over 75, and I’m sure there are more.
It excites me that we can activate these possibilities anytime we need, and anytime we are willing. There have been times I admittedly was unwilling to activate anything and stuck in my resentments or anger. But possibilities were still there! Waiting for me to say yes to them.
I’ve come to see all these virtues as the wildflowers of life that we can say yes to as they do brighten lives.
I’m curious what wildflowers are you activating in your life?