The month of May has been a whirlwind of activity here, both in and out of the garden. All month long, however, a certain word has been on my mind. Each time I think of this word, it just lifts my spirits and makes me smile!
I first read this ‘new’ word, in a place where I always find wonderful inspiration ~ on Susan Branch’s blog! Take a peek at this interesting quote from Susan…
We are definitely Perennials!
Just saying the word makes me so happy!
We are each unique, but are kindred spirits in so many ways!
Perennials are always as ‘busy as bees’ learning new things and sharing what we learn.
We are curious, peace loving, patriotic, and try to make a difference in our world.
Traveling, reading, finding mentors, and taking classes are just some of the ways we learn.
We try to add beauty to our world every day.
That’s just what Perennials do!
We pick a bouquet, write a letter, create art, bake cookies,
and share our gifts of handmade, homegrown kindness.
We seek out beauty wherever we roam ~ on every walk and down every garden path.
Perennials love to celebrate life’s special moments!
Today my parents are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary! ♥♥ All month long, family and friends have joined together for a card monsoon. 🙂 We have been sending lots of special anniversary cards across the miles. Each day when my parents walked to their mailbox, they were surprised to discover more happy wishes! They have been bubbling over with joy throughout the month of May. Tonight they are celebrating with friends! 🙂
Perennials work hard toward our goals and reach new heights.
Since last September, I have been working very hard to reach
an important, personal goal. I’m s-l-o-w-l-y getting closer to my goal! 🙂
When life gives us ‘weeds,’
Perennials whisper, “Take it one day at a time.”
We unfurl our petals slowly… and one day, we are suddenly in full bloom!
Perennials can often overcome challenges!
“We can do hard things!” was a daily reminder in our second grade classroom.
(Perennials can be any age at all!) 🙂
Perennials are grateful for the small moments that make each day blossom!
On a recent morning, I picked a small bouquet of flowers,
brewed a pot of tea,
and read on the front porch, while listening to the birdsong in the garden.
My heart was filled with gratitude for these simple pleasures… and I smiled all day long!
With heartfelt thanks to Susan Branch for helping me to discover that I am a Perennial.
(It’s so much sweeter than being a Baby Boomer!) 🙂
Perhaps you are a Perennial, too….
P.S. I wonder if I will ever grow into a Wildflower?? 🙂