Every winters morning when I sleepily stumble downstairs in the half-light to make a coffee, I see this flower.
It sits patiently waiting for me in the garden-bed outside my kitchen window.
I fill the kettle, I regret having to wake up on this cold morning, I start to get cross that I do not live in Queensland, and then I see this flower.
All bright and chirpy and gorgeous, despite the rain and cold.
I am reminded, things can thrive in cold and greyness of winter.
I am reminded. Be thankful.
I am reminded. Beauty surrounds us in unexpected places if we just look for it.
Then I feel a little better, more ready to start the day and see the good and find the love.
So thank you little flower.
What do you have in your life that reminds you of hope, happiness, or goodness? Is there anything small around you that gives you a little lift when you need it? I’d love to hear about it.
Enjoy your day.