Super bloom beauty has arrived in the hills of our state like never before! In last weeks blog I described how I scaled the rugged paths to find the treasures of gold awaiting such beauty seekers.
However, when I stood on the path I noticed something upsetting; many of the flowers had been carelessly crushed by the very people who drove hours to behold their beauty. It brought them so much joy to witness the bloom of this delicate little poppy, but in the midst of their delight, they trampled the flower they were adoring. They killed the beauty that they came to seek.
Wow, isn’t that ironic? I find this very interesting, but not just regarding flowers, because I believe we unfortunately do this exact same thing in our relationships.
Flowers and Relationships
With the onslaught of a new relationship we are careful to be kind, respectful, and attenitive; making sure our devotion is expressed in a way that cannot be denied. But sadly, with time, we become reckless with our love and our patience fades and our selfishness soars and all we see is how things affect us.
We are trampling the very beauty we used to hold dear. Yes, we may get frustrated with those who so thoughtlessly squash the sweet little flower on the hillside, but what are we doing with the heart of our loved one? Are we crushing it with our hurtful words and disrespectful actions? Do we even listen to them while they talk or are we too distracted now?
Remember our hearts our delicate and must reside in a place of safety, like that little flower. They must feel secure in love and not have to guess if they are truly loved. It is a hard task for sure, we must fight self daily, but with the grace of God, we can eventually have the beauty in our relationships that far surpasses the flowers on the hill.