Blooming in Adversity

bloom where you are plantedI was stepping into a friend’s home recently when I noticed this tiny violet sticking up through a welcome mat.

I couldn’t help but admire its singular beauty and resilience. After all, it was late in October, when most blooms are just pleasant memories.

Others must have stepped over it, too, because it was healthy and undamaged. The little flower made me think of overcoming adversity.

The flower couldn’t have been any bigger than a dime, but the smile and admiration it garnered from me was large.

Bloom where you’re planted. It’s that simple.