standing tall

Life tries to beat you down, sometimes, doesn’t it?

A sudden downpour, high winds, maybe even a little hail.
And we have no choice, at the time, but to stand there
and take it. But afterwards, you get to make choices.

You can lay there, bent and broken, or decide to show life
a thing or two. You can pick yourself up, brush yourself off,
and choose to be resilient, flexible, strong.

To stand tall, and walk down the path that you have chosen,
even if you have a little limp for a while. Even if your muscles ache and your brain is tired and your heart is a little broken.

And after all that, what a surprise to find that still,
you blossom.


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  • Inspire. Create. Bake. May 11, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Thank you for the inspiring words. Beautiful shot!

  • Wendy @ Almota Roses May 11, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Love your words and the photo…. we do have a choice, don’t we?

  • Michelle @ Graceful May 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Beautiful. Your words are poetry. And your blossom photo is ethereal!

  • beth May 11, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    today i’m a little bent and broken….and the rain outside is just making it worse….
    but i’ll be back up blossoming in a day or two….that’s just how i am…a fighter, i guess…..

  • Rachel Lynn May 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Lovely bokeh!

  • JoAnn May 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    sweet. Lovely picture too.

  • Jennifer May 11, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Beautiful photo. Beautiful words.

  • Vonda May 11, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Beautiful! I want textures!

  • Maegan May 12, 2010 at 6:54 am

    So beautifully written! I know just what you mean!

  • rachel awes May 12, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    life does ask so much from us sometimes!
    here’s to all our strength & rising despite
    our weariness & skinned precious knees!
    lots of love your way, gorgeous one.xox

  • patty May 12, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    great post! love the photo, too… perfect.

  • kim klassen May 12, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    oh my gosh kelly!!! i adore your inspiring words.. and man oh man do i know what you are talking about!!

    you are so wise… and gosh, adore the image too!!

    inspired every time i visit… xxo, kim


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