Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Lesson from The Rose of Sharon

The Angels of Nature taught me a powerful lesson on surrendering and letting go.  It happened when I received a beautiful Rose of Sharon bush; a special gift from a friend on Mother's Day.  So tall, green and leafy, with dozens of  pretty pink blossoms, I proudly showcased it in the front yard.  Over the months, it began to show signs of lack.  The leaves sagged from the heat and extra watering and TLC didn't seem to make a difference. 

Reluctantly, I dug it up and moved it to the meditation garden in the back yard.  The strong winds and heavy rains came and blew away most of its leaves, until at best, it looked like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, spindly and frail.  I said a little prayer and then forgot about it.

Then yesterday, I was amazed to see this single blossom opened wide in victory, having come through the "storms."  Later, I discovered a lady bug resting on its leaves, an omen of good luck. 

This transformation taught me to have more faith.  Just when I think a situation or something is a lost cause, appearing hopeless, not to despair.  It can suddenly spring back to life in a joyful rebound, for  behind the scenes, a miracle had been in the making unbeknowst to me.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.