For the last few weeks I’ve struggled. I’ve struggled to find balance in the chaotic beautiful mess called life and motherhood. I have felt overwhelmed physically, emotionally and spiritually. It’s so easy to get caught up in a fast paced lifestyle where you’re trying to keep up with everyone and everything around you. I pray daily for balance and strength. And although I don’t always receive an answer right away—I eventually do :)
Tonight, as I was driving home I passed a field of sunflowers. As I saw the setting sun glowing over them, I had a moment of peace.
I realized there is a lot I can learn from a sunflower:
1. Dreams are like Sunflowers
Like dreams, sunflowers start from a tiny seed (idea) and through growth over time they turn into something magnificent.
2. It’s important to always be seeking after light.
Scientifically, sunflowers follow the sun. By focusing on the brightness of the sun, the sunflower continues to grow, develop and become beautifully strong. This reminds me that it’s important to be positive and to seek after happiness rather than negativity.
3. Stand tall and never stop looking for the sunshine
I know I’m going to have tough days, but it’s important to keep trying to be better and never give up.
“I want to be like a sunflower; so even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.”
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.”
Tomorrow is a new day.
Crank up that radio….
roll down the windows when you’re driving….
and know that you are meant to be a bright, beautiful and happy!