06/04/2015

F for Flower

Did you notice the flower this morning? 

It was right there. Down there, in between the sidewalk and the road, it was. Tiny. Yellow with bright green leaves. Against all odds. It was right there. Fighting to breathe. Fighting for a life between the cars, bicycles and people. Struggling to grow and get tall, bright and shiny. 

And then maybe someone would stop up one day and smile and say: 

- Look at that flower. How can it live in these surroundings? It is so beautiful though. Maybe I will pick it and take it home? 

- Or... 

- Maybe I should leave it here, for someone else to stop, notice it, admire it and feel an instant happy moment. Because of it?

And maybe you will also think: if that flower can manage, then so can I! 

Take the time to notice the flowers in your life. Take that moment. Notice. See. Feel. Smile.




Do you take the time to notice? Please share. 

1-30 April 2015 I participate in the A to Z blogger challenge, and this post is written as a part of that challenge.My theme for the challenge is Happiness. I hope you enjoy coming along. 

31 comments:

  1. Ah such an inspiring thought! I rarely notice such things but I will from now on :)

    Few Things Left Unsaid

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  2. Beautiful pictures. And yes, it is important to take some time off from our hectic life and stop to appreciate the flowers and all other fine things in life.

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  3. How a single flower can change the whole scenario na? .... Finding happiness in small things in life makes our days more beautiful. Inspiring post. :)

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    1. True:-) thank you dear Sheethal:-)

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  4. Very true indeed! There are so many lessons that nature can teach us, especially these flowers. They bring on so much joy selflessly. Good to connect with you. Do drop into www.malavikka.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Malavikka:-) Happy to connect with you too:-)

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  5. I must admit the only time I stop to check out flowers is when I out hiking. Beautiful photos. :)

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  6. I am sometimes surprised by flowers that grow on the sand. I mean it has nothing yet they bloom. Beautiful analogy :)

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    1. Yes, thats true, how do they manage..? Thanks dear:-)

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  7. One of my daycare 3 year olds decided to pick that yellow flower yesterday. So filled with pride as he presented that dandelion to me :) Children notice. Great post and another A to Z blogger

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    1. Hahahah , they so do:-) Thank you- happy to see you here:-)

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  8. Well said - we need to stop by and admire those flowers in our lives before it's too late. Great message there..

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  9. Well said - we need to stop by and admire those flowers in our lives before it's too late. Great message there..

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  10. How true that we need to "stop and smell the roses" or similarly notice and admire the flowers and nature in general! ;) I love flowers and readily notice them everywhere, often stopping to smell them and/or to take photos! <3

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    1. That's wonderful Elly:-) Happy to see you here

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  11. Lovely, uplifting post. What a wonderfully-positive outlook to have and to share.

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    1. Thank you so much Tom:-) Happy to see you here:-)

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  12. You know what! I had the same urge to pluck a flower today when I was walking to my office. I then realized that somebody would love to see it there! :) Refreshing post, Eli :)

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    1. Hahaha - thanks for sharing dear:-)

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  13. Excellent message and also lovely photos! I would definitely leave the flower for others to enjoy. ☺

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie:-) Happy to see you here

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  14. Beautiful ! I love to look at them....

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  15. It's too beautiful and priceless thought, Eli.
    Loads of love

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