The past couple of days have been harder than my normal – and it has caught me off guard. I wasn’t ready for the pain or sadness to set in the way that it has, but that’s what happens when heartbreaking news hits.
After church, I went to Trader Joe’s to do a little grocery shopping for the upcoming week. While I was there, I browsed through the plant section. Of course, I immediately go to the succulents, which, if you know me, succulents are my favorite.
I picked one out and thought of a dear friend of mine. It made me smile and I put the little succulent into my cart. As I tried to shop as quickly as possible because I hate crowds, the friend I had just thought of moments before, stops me in the grocery store. She was just who I needed to see. She grabbed me, hugged me, and I allowed myself to embrace the heartfelt hug.
Breathe – oh, how I love how God works. He knows just what my heart needs in every moment.
Once again, I felt the need to get another succulent to brighten my day. I went to the store and browsed the plant section. I found just the right succulent. This one was different than the ones I have gotten in the past. This one was brighter and full of life. The arrangement was all that I wanted.
These cute little plants are placed throughout the house. I love the meaning each one holds behind it. I love when I look at one, I instantly smile and I am reminded of how they grow and how they impact my life. Succulents, are desert plants – they survive by storing water in their roots, stem, and leaves. So much of these little plants remind me of myself. I absorb every little thing that happens in life, both good and bad. I absorb God’s grace and direction; and when I don’t, my leaves/ heart become tired.
Succulents are beautiful plants – and my hope, is that you’re able to see the beauty in the littlest of things, just like a little succulent.