Monday, February 18, 2008


"Bloom where you're planted." -Mary Engelbreit

I really came to love this quote several years ago when we were living in our 120 year old Victorian home. There was so much to do on that house....carpet, paint, window treatments, a new kitchen and so much more. My kids were smaller, too and constantly creating messes in an already messy, old house. I was completely overwhelmed on a daily basis.

While shopping at Wal-Mart one day I came across this quote in a pretty frame. I bought it simply because it "spoke" to me. It hung in my bathroom for 4 years. Each day while blow-drying my hair I'd stare at that quote, run it around in my head and remind myself that right where I was, that is where I needed to grow, to empower myself, to love, to live. I had to stop waiting for somewhere better to live, for my children to stop creating messes, to lose those last 10 pounds, etc. I had to stop waiting and start blooming.

Let me leave you with this amazing quote from George Bernard Shaw:

"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want...and if they can't find them, make them."