Bud into blossom, blossom into bloom

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” 
-Marcel Proust


Spring is in the air, and so are buds and blossoms. You might be stuck at home, but it can be a time to bloom. Nurture your buds of creativity with solitude and reflection, and they will burst into blossom.  

But. 

If you've been at home with loved ones for weeks now, the closeness might be making your heart grow....less creative, and more impatient. Especially if you are suddenly home schooling, or taking classes of your own, perhaps at the same time that you are tele-working? 

Be compassionate with yourself. Be compassionate with them. Take a minute for another important "B" word, and breathe. 

Think about what makes you happy. 

Who makes you happy.

Sometimes, it is the very same people who make you...unhappy.

We are all dealing with uncharted territory and unprecedented stress in a restricted space. Take a moment alone, even if that means shutting yourself in the bathroom, or sitting on your front step. Remember that you love them. Remember that this is *not* forever. And if all else fails, remember that some of these unbearable things will one day become fertile subjects for stories.

Like the flowers in the spring, let your compassion and creativity blossom and bloom together, and both will be enriched, and the better for it. 


©Sati Benes Chock



What makes you happy? How does that connect to writing, or creativity? 


Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.” -Doris Lessing



(Image by Martina Besl from Pixabay)
(Letter C Image by JL G from Pixabay )


Comments

  1. I love how you worked this post. Writing is what makes me most happy. Somehow, some things that don't make me quite as happy got all my time at the end of last year. I should work on that for 2020.

    Have a great A to Z!

    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

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  2. Flowers make me feel happy and content. Right now I can only watch them from the window, but that's something at least... :)

    The Multicolored Diary

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  3. There are many things that make me happy - walking with my daughter every day in front of our house, cooking and trying out new recipes, making a blog post, and still at other times its connecting with classmates and friends.

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