When a flower is blooming, it doesn’t worry about the flower next to it, neither does it compete with it simply blooms. This is a wonderful sentiment and one that I really need to take heed of.
As woman (even from a young age) we are always very aware of our peers. How they look, how they are doing and how we are doing in comparison. I don’t know about anyone else but I always seem to come up short.
We have so many lessons we can learn from nature.
For fabulous women there are two sides to this very relevant quote:
A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it, it just blooms
The first is that we should delight in each other’s growth and celebrate each other’s victories.
A couple of months ago I started a group on Facebook called Fabulous Woman. It was something that I did because I was looking for a tribe. I was seeking positive woman who were not bitchy and who wanted to lift each other up rather than breaking each other down.
I can’t begin to express the joy that this group has given me personally. In a space of two short months it has grown to over 800 members with many members active on a weekly basis. As I am lucky enough to have two home countries membership has grown not only in both Ireland and South Africa, but across the globe. It is so wonderful to see support pouring out across the miles, and fabulous women friendships being formed.
This wonderful bunch of fabulous women is just like a full field of flowers all blooming together and celebrating life.
The second part is one I really need to take note of. We are all individual and unique. It is so easy, especially on social media to wonder if you are good enough or if you are doing enough in terms of diet, exercise or even fashion. We are constantly bombarded with messages of what we should and shouldn’t do.
I think we spend far too much time competing with others – and sometimes they are not even aware that we are competing. I often find myself using my energy on something that isn’t productive. Something that doesn’t make me bloom. We need to nurture ourselves.
I also seem to be a worrier. I am told if there was nothing to worry about I would find something. I have had to learn, and am still learning that other people’s problems are exactly that, they are not my problems.
So today let us remember this Wednesday quotation:
‘A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it, it just blooms’
Thanks so much for reading and for the support.
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