By Joanne Klassen
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
It will still be a few weeks before plants can safely be put outdoors, but I want to be ready. For plant-lovers like me, garden centres and greenhouses are the place to be when the earth calls us to participate in the festival of colour whose time will soon arrive.
This week a friend and I drove outside the city to a sprawling garden centre with greenhouses reaching in all directions. As we entered one building, a sea of geraniums in rows of a dozen shades of red, pink, coral, and white greeted us. I stood mesmerized by this ocean of blossoms. How could I choose among so many expressions of perfection?
As Spring approaches, I feel an inner impulse to ready myself to blossom too. Which expression will I choose? Will it be through a garden, a poem, a meal, or a song?
It may not matter which I choose as much as making the decision to participate in life—by adding my own colour to life’s bouquet.
I delight in my creative nature.
I bloom where I am planted today.
© Joanne Klassen 2016
Prepare was originally published in “Creative Journey Five Minute Meditations for Transformation” Published by Heartspace Writing School.
Biography – Joanne Klassen
Author and Heartspace founder, Joanne began facilitating personal development programs in 1975. Her career and life changed in 1998 when she received a vision for Transformative Life WritingTM which is now offered to teens, adults and seniors around the world. Joanne’s ideal day includes writing, singing to a baby, visiting thrift shops and walking along the river with her husband Ted in Winnipeg, Canada.