From the Heap
A few months ago, as spring was arriving, I burned a large pile of leaves, limbs and other debris collected over the fall and winter. As the flames grew and began to consume everything in the immediate area I noticed a small plant that had taken root and was growing in the midst of all the junk. It’s lush green color contrasted with the brown, black and dead rubbish surrounding it. I grabbed a shovel, dug it up and put it in a pot. For the longest time it just stayed green but a few weeks ago blossoms began to emerge and yesterday they finally opened revealing a beautiful pink flower (see above).
I marveled at this beautiful bloom which never would’ve happened if it hadn’t been rescued from the refuse. It’s a wonderful reminder that life can be full of junk, events and even people might appear useless and need to be discarded. However, if we are mindful and willing to see with the eyes of our spirits, beauty can be found in the most unlikely of places.