It Can't Be Done...OR...Not So Wordless Wednesday

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Flower growing in sidewalk

 

I was running late for class yesterday morning when I noticed this lone but beautiful flower growing against all odds. It was right in the middle of a heavily traveled sidewalk. I noticed it but could not spare the time – I did not want to be tardy.

Leaving the building after 4:00 p.m, to my delight this bit of color was still quite alive. I was glad, and decided to stop and photograph it.

Something this simple can make you stop and think – about challenges and obstacles, and how we deal with them. A seed sprouting, taking root, and producing a bright pink flower is not a surprise until you see it away from a garden. We might even be used to seeing weeds growing in a sidewalk crack, but a flower? And on a busy sidewalk? It overcame the odds of having enough soil and water, it overcame the odds of being crushed by one of the many feet that walk by every day. No one ever told that flower it couldn't live there…so it does.

I learned a long time ago that the saying is very true: The person who says, "It can't be done" needs to get out of the way of the person who is already doing it!

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What impossible thing are you doing today?

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Rainer
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Tom Boos
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Gee, all I having growing in the cracks of my pavement  are weeds.  Thanks for the uplifting photo of the little flower that could.

Jul 09, 2009 04:30 AM #12
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Mike, Do I have permission to quote you?

Jul 09, 2009 04:42 AM #13
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Laura Cerrano
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Margaret, I too often stop and smell the flowers....or just stare at the dazzling colors.  I don't at all like it when someone tells ME I can't do something.  They damper my spirit and try to hold me back but I don't allow it.  I loved your post, it struck a nerve (or two :)

Jul 09, 2009 07:04 AM #14
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Margaret...truly beautiful post. Seeing the flower growing there in the crack of the sidewalk, reminds me of all the beauty of nature...we are surrounded by it.  I photographed a flower on my deck simply beause of its beauty, color, but most of all it was the only flower on the bush.

Jul 09, 2009 07:52 AM #15
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Shelton, Yes, it was worth it and probably the most productive thing of the day.

mARTi, I knew you would like this!

Tom, That would have been a cute title for this post.

Carole, You always see or create beauty around yourself and others.

Rebecca, You are more than welcome to post that lone flower here.

Jul 09, 2009 09:31 AM #16
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Mike Saunders
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Margaret - anytime, but why would anyone want to hear "Today I am losing weight"?

Jul 09, 2009 09:49 AM #17
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Mike Jones
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Margaret,

What impossible thing am I doing today?  Getting docs out on a loan that the borrower was sure would be denied.  She had given up, actually.  The lock was extended for a total of 60 days, the second longest transaction I've ever had.  Tomorrow, though, she will close at 4.875%, down from 6.375%, for a 30 year term, and no prepayment penalty. 

Thanks for making me reshape the way I see my day.  You're encouraging.

Mike in Tucson

Jul 09, 2009 11:49 AM #18
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Thank you so much for sharing this powerful piece of inspiration with your Friends on Fraiche Aire! :)

Jul 09, 2009 01:41 PM #19
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Mike S. You are quite funny.

Mike, Good for you!! Still like Mike Saunder's quote : The difficult we do at once, the impossible takes a little longer!

Lola, Thought your group was the perfect place..Thanks to you!

 

Jul 09, 2009 03:02 PM #20
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Gita Bantwal
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Margaret, Thanks for the reminder. I love  both the pictures.

Jul 13, 2009 10:26 PM #21
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Gita, You are a delight for stopping by.

Jul 14, 2009 12:32 AM #22
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Gail C. Harris
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Interesting...leave it to you to see the big picture!!  Remembering always that we can see something  postive in everything.  Where there was a weed, now there is a flower.  Love it.  :)

Jul 14, 2009 01:01 AM #23
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Were your ears burning. Spent the weekend with Anne in Detroit and we were talking about you...only good stuff..but of course!

Jul 14, 2009 01:05 AM #24
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Hey, I just wanted to stop by and say congrats on being an AR ambassador!  I know you're going to be FABULOUS at this!

Debe in Charlotte

Jul 15, 2009 04:16 PM #25
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Debe, I was thinking the same exact thing about you! Took my first training session today.

Jul 15, 2009 04:32 PM #26
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You should also post this in the Inspired by Nature group, and enter the Inspired by Nature "Nature & Marketing" contest if you haven't already.

Inspired by nature

Jul 20, 2009 03:35 AM #27
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Thanks, I will post in your group.

Jul 20, 2009 03:41 AM #28
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Margaret, again I'm inspired by your posts and l look forward to reading them. Thank you Barbara

Aug 18, 2009 02:31 AM #29
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Margaret, I can't believe I missed your post! I just gave you a yellow star in The Power of Flowers group! Thank you for the inspiring message!

Aug 19, 2009 10:50 AM #30
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Barbara, Thank you so much for the kind words.

Wanda, I have just recently joined the Power of FLowers Group. Thank you for starting such a wonderful group.

Aug 19, 2009 12:05 PM #31
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