We hope that you will agree from this piece, that inspiration is all around us. We just have to look with an open mind. Growing along a local walkway, it is just a weed. However when you look closer it has a beauty all of its own.
Didn't someone say “that a weed is just a flower growing in the wrong place”?
When you think about it a weed is more than that. It is strong, it manages to outgrow everything around it, even when it is outnumbered. It won’t give in, it is persistent, focused on doing what it knows it has to do. It doesn’t bow down to those around it, it only cares about what it has to do to succeed. The weed takes no notice of what the other plants are doing. It will survive in places where others can’t.
It will then flower and set seed, to ensure it will continue.
You can literally find weeds anywhere - did you see what we did there - it is our image (weed) in all different places.
Oh please yourself.
Just maybe you need a weed, what do you think?
So when you think about it, we could all probably do with being a little more “weed like” on occasions. It isn’t something new and it has been explained a million times before by more intellectual people than us.
Whether you are some kind of artist or anybody for that matter, what you create or who you are is beautiful and unique.
If you don’t quite feel that you are the person that you really want to be, then maybe you just aren’t in the right place yet. Be that physically, mentally, practically, relationship wise or financially. Give it time “Rome wasn’t built in a day”.
If possible, change the things that are wrong and enable yourself to grow. Now that may not be very easy, so take small steps, very small steps and make small changes where you can.
Be strong to achieve your goals. Now this will generally involve working really hard and giving all your time to achieve the thing you want. Be persistent, focused do what you know you need to do to get where you want to be. Don’t bow down to those that tell you, “you are not good enough” or “you will never do it”. It will be hard, but ignore all of that and just care about what you need to do to succeed.
Do your own thing, don’t follow the crowd. Stand out from the crowd. In a world dominated by the internet and social media, being individual is very difficult and there are no end of people ready to tell you how bad you are. Let’s face it, we are all human and at times we all succumb to self-doubt and insecurity, but listen to those who support you and tell you, “you can do it”.
If you can try and do these things for yourself, even if it is in the smallest of ways, then you too could flourish and bloom and become the master of your own destiny.
No matter how long it takes, you keep doing these things and even when you think you have achieved, continue to do these things to ensure you survive and thrive.
Who knows where you could end up, the sky's the limit.
I (Mr) certainly need to try and be a little bit more “weed like”. Even if it takes the rest of my life to achieve the things I want. It is the act of trying to achieve that keeps us alive and as you pass over the stepping stones of life maybe your goals will change. That’s ok too, as long as you have something to achieve you can still be more “weed like”.
So let us all try to be a little more “weed like”.
Funny how the inspiration for this blog came from an image of a weed we had created. Inspiration is truly all around every one of us, the real trick I guess (and in many cases it is this that takes the lifetime), is knowing how to find it.
Be happy, be safe and be a Weed.
So as a thank you for making it to the end (you did read it all, didn't you?) please find two more images. The original photo and a traditional artistic version.