Monday Mantra ~ The Life Lesson My Roses Taught Me

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For those of you who don't know me well and maybe even for those of you who do, I am an ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE GARDENER!  Believe me, it isn't for a lack of trying either.  I used to be a Science teacher before becoming a mommy and I adore all living things.  So, it is definitely to my own dismay that I find I don't have the proverbial "green thumb".  I think it would be a more accurate description to say that I have a black thumb, because any plant that I touch and take under my wing to care for will surely be at death's door within the week!

My Roses My Roses

As Spring is springing all around us, it leads me to the thought that nature is truly the best gardener, for every time I basically turn over my plant friends to nature and leave them be, they seem to flourish!  I guess I'm feeling a little philosophical, because I think that this is a good lesson to apply to our own lives as well.  When we try to control every detail and do everything little thing we think is right for ourselves, we can sometimes make things much worse.  The best course of action can sometimes be no action at all.  My roses in the backyard have taught me this today.  They are absolutely beautiful and doing better than ever and that's because I've let them be and truly let nature take its course.  No fertilizer, pesticides, pruning, etc.  Their lives have only had natural sunshine and rain in them and they're blooming beautifully!

So my thought for today is this...if life isn't going as planned and things are looking dreary, maybe the best thing to do right now is just sit back, relax and trust that in the end, everything is going to work out just as its supposed to.  As the Beatles so prophetically told us, "Let It Be"...

I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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7 Responses to Monday Mantra ~ The Life Lesson My Roses Taught Me!

    Tracyo Says:

    1

    I don’t have a green thumb at all, but this year I’m going to try for a small flower garden! Not right now, plans destroyed by last night’s snowfall…..maybe soon :O) Love your pics! They remind me of spring to come!

    Vic Says:

    2

    Love the Beatles!~ My five year old just planted her first seed and it’s growing beautifully-outdoorsy is gorgeous!

    Lydia Says:

    3

    Thanks for the follow. I am following you now as well. Your blog is awesome. Don’t worry about not having a green thumb. It looks like you are doing a terrific job.
    .-= Lydia @ On The Verge´s last blog ..SOOC Saturday =-.

    pamela ponder Says:

    4

    I love the Beatles too..your roses are beautiful..

    Maureen Lee Says:

    5

    It was timely that I found your post today – I was having a conversation about the power of sometimes doing nothing, just letting life unfold as it should, instead of getting in the way and controlling every detail. Love the nod to the Beatles – Let It Be is one of my favorites!

    I’m following you from MomBloggers Club. :-)

    Maureen
    http://ideal-way.blogspot.com
    .-= Maureen Lee´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

      Melissa Says:

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      Hi Maureen! So happy you stopped by today and read this post! You’re right…it’s kind of strange how things have a way of taking care of themselves most times. I love the Beatles too…definitely my favorite group! Hope you have a great day! I’m heading over to your blog right now! :-)

    Apryl Says:

    7

    Thanks for the follow. I am now following you too! Great blog!
    .-= Apryl @ Christian Clippers´s last blog ..$20 off $20 at Spring Hill Nursery =-.

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