This mum… about two years ago, I was given the start of a mum which had been divided from another plant. It was a very small piece. I planted it in my own garden but in two growing seasons it had not done anything but survive, and barely at that. Yet each year I have watched its mother mum across the street growing and blooming like crazy.
Late this spring when I moved a border into the full sun, I made room for the mum… only I managed somehow to divide the little spindly thing into three plants and wondered if they’d make it so spindly and sad. In only a matter of days the mum just took off and now all three baby mums are thriving and doing their own crazy! All three of them so many times bigger than the original baby I received two years ago!
There is a lesson in this little surviving mum. We can be encouraged by the popular quote, “Bloom where you are planted.”
I myself have bloomed bravely in places where it wasn’t natural for me to bloom. (This little mum actually did provide one little brave flower last fall.) But plant me in the right environment, just right for who I am, and watch me grow! Doing my own crazy. You too; it’s the right thing to bloom right where God puts you, even if it’s not your best environment, and with His very able help, but when He gives you a choice… find the right place and bloom like crazy!
It’s the right thing to bloom right where God puts you, even if it’s not your best environment, and with His very able help, but when He gives you a choice… find the right place and bloom like crazy!