One day, I was walking around my yard and saw this cute, little hydrangea struggling to be a big pom pom. All of the blooms just didn’t quite fill in.
But I loved the shape I saw!
The uniqueness of a heart-shaped hydrangea.
I later thought of an analogy.
If left with our thoughts, we tend to overthink and struggle too much to try and be something we are not. Others often see the uniqueness and beauty (in and through us) but somehow we are just too busy being consumed with trying to be something other than who we were created to be. Why can’t we step back sooner to see this…what others see?
I’m not sure if it’s a lifetime of experiences, age, access to mentors…
But I sure wish I could tell young people these things and have them believe me.
However, as a teenager once myself, I’m sure I would not have believed my wiser self, either.
Why is that?
I don’t know why it sometimes takes so long, but I guess as we age, life has a way of growing us deep and providing a comfortability with self.
So, be at rest young person (or maybe old) in how you were created.
Stop comparing, stop worrying, forget the “what ifs” because the sooner you do, the sooner you will enjoy your life the way you were meant to.
Life passes so quickly, that someday when you get older, you’ll look back and wish you had relaxed with who you
were are a lot sooner.
I love being older only for this one reason. I can just be me.
I don’t have to impress anyone or try to be something I’m not.
I guess time and life experiences have a way of teaching us depth and truth that was there all along.
Whatever your shape!