Destination Angel: Inspirational Challenge

🌷 Hi friends and Happy April from a record-breaking snowy Minnesota that has no intention of stopping. We have yet another snow storm with large accumulations and damaging winds coming Tuesday. It feels like spring, which is technically already here, will never, well, get here. But, as poet Algernon Charles Swinburne once wrote, blossom by blossom the spring begins. 

His words reminded me that no matter how much I want to rush the season, I can’t. The weather is 100% out of my control. But spring will eventually come. Blossom by blossom. And most importantly, the last part of his quote, “begins”. Spring will begin. There is always a beginning. And while I can’t control the weather, I can control how my spring unfolds. Despite being in the harshest of conditions, I can bloom. Little by little. Blossom by blossom. I can bloom where I am planted.

Some of my blossoms might be bigger than others, or sooner to arrive, but they’re all an important piece to my beginning. The start of whatever it is I set out to do or be in this new season. And it is the inspiration for this month’s Inspirational Challenge; Bloom where you are planted. 

You hear me say it all the time….it’s okay to start small. It’s okay to start slow. It’s okay to start messy. It’s okay to start without knowing exactly how everything will unfold. But you do need to start. Whatever it is that you set out to do or be in this new season, you have to begin.

What might that look like for you? How can you begin a new season and bloom where you are planted? Where is the best place to start? What would be the best first step?

I challenge you to sit for a moment and reflect in an area you’d love to bloom, but may currently feel the circumstances you find yourself in make that impossible. I’m willing to bet you’re much more capable and resourceful than you feel. Think of time in your past you overcame something you didn’t know you could. How did you do that? What strengths did you use to make that happen? Spend some time reflecting on past successes and think about new ways you can use those strengths to bloom where you are planted. 

You got this my friend. 

💗 love, b

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