What Nature Can Teach Us

Bonjour mes amies! Recently, I went to a flower dinner at a farm to celebrate locally grown flowers and food (which is where all most of these pictures were taken). It was incredibly beautiful and I felt like I was living in a fairy tale. Feeling incredibly grateful for the beauty and gifts the earth has given us, I decided to write a post about all the life lessons nature can teach us.

 

Flower: A flower begins as a seed. It doesn’t attract attention, the seed is merely a speck in the soil. However, soon it begins to sprout; it may get trampled, stepped on, or squashed, but it continues to persist and strives to stretch skyward. Once that flower blooms, its floral circumference will radiate like never before, and will gather attention from near and far. Nobody realizes that the flower was once was close to death from lack of rain or notices how its stem has dents from barely surviving a swarm. We only see the success it has achieved, and not the journey it has barely survived. Similarly, it may seem like your goal will never be attained and that you are constantly bombarded by obstacles, but someday just like a flower, your dream will bloom.

Waves: There will be high tides and low tides in your life. Terrible things may happen that are completely outside of your control. It may seem like the high tide will never come again, but slowly the happy times will return.

Coral: By itself, a coral reef wouldn’t be much. It would just sit at the bottom of the ocean, devoid of noticeable life and with a distinct lack of vibrancy. However, when joined by other coral, aquatic plants, fish, eels, turtles, and sharks, it begins to flourish and has a much greater impact on the ocean than it could have had just by itself. Mutual understanding and cooperation may be the key to solving proplems in this world. If every country worked together to solve issues such as refugees, poverty, human trafficking, and disease imagine the improvements that could be made.

Oysters: If you picked up an oyster, you probably wouldn’t think much of it; it doesn’t have an appealing shape or color. The oyster doesn’t look like anything special, but inside lies a beautiful pearl. True beauty lies on the inside, not the outside.

“That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste.” -John Green

Thank you so much for reading this post! Everyone on WordPress has been so kind, supportive, and accepting not only to me but I have seen so much kindness on so many other people’s posts so merci x 1000000♥♥♥

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