I had a beautiful flower given to me a couple of weeks ago by my sister. I planted it in a cute little pot, gave it water and love, and a couple days later…it deflated. Basically, the flower stems went from being vertical to horizontal. It was so sad.
So, I gave it more water, moved it to another area on my porch, gave it a little pep talk, and let it take some time. After a couple of days, I walked outside and saw the flower had come back to life! The stems were vertical again and it was as pretty as the first day I got it!
This led me to thinking. How many times do I just have those “days?” Being a little down on myself, my petals…um, I mean my head hanging down, just not feeling my best. I couldn’t give up on the little flower and I certainly can never give up on myself.
So if I’ve had a bad day I’ll feed myself with healthy foods and God’s Word, water myself with a little patience, go take a walk or get some sun, give myself a little pep talk or listen to some uplifting music, and grant myself some time.
It’s funny how similar God’s creation can be. Sometimes, all we need to do is love ourselves just as much as a beautiful, delicate flower.
“Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14)