Motivational Monday...Root Where You Are Planted...and Thrive

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Motivational Monday...Root Where You Are Planted...and Thrive

 

On our walks, I’ve noticed a tree that through some act of Mother Nature (perhaps Hurricane Harvey) is not standing upright but leaning out over the small lake, hovering just about the water. 

 

tree at kickerillo

 

Over the months, I’ve wondered whether it was going to just give up and fall in the lake or wither and die and eventually crumble into the lake. 

 

So far it has done neither. What it has done is to continue to grow and thrive where it is.  

 

This reminded me of when I first moved to Delray Beach.

 

 I did not want to be there.

My neighbor (who would become part of our extended family) gave me 5 words of advice…

Root where you are planted.

 

Until then, I lived in the world of “I don’t want to be here” and was not enjoying myself.  

 

Life is full of change...we move, those around us move, things don’t turn out the way we’d hoped. 

 

If we fail to embrace where we are in our lives and relish the buffet that is laid before us, we could wake up one day with the realization that we have been deprived of all that life has to offer. 

 

kickerillo tree




At some point, you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening. Anonymous




 

 

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Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
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Kathy,

This is some of the best advice i have ever heard. Thanks for encouraging us on this beautiful Monday.

Feb 10, 2020 12:55 PM #18
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Hi Sham Reddy CRS Thank you!!! Wishing you a wonderful week. 

Nina Hollander I can't imagine what that was like, especially when you were only supposed to be there for 6 months. 

Donald Urschalitz this is true!!!  I have roots in several places now. 

Feb 10, 2020 01:21 PM #19
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Barbara Todaro you are very lucky to have your family with you. 

Michael Jacobs it really was!!! I have been grateful for it ever since. 

Feb 10, 2020 01:58 PM #20
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Lovely Monday thought Kathy!

 

At some point, you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening

Feb 10, 2020 02:39 PM #21
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As a native Oklahoman this has been my home and it is tought to leave. But my love of my wife who is not from here and now our joint love of the ocean in Jupiter will be more and more my roots.

Feb 10, 2020 02:48 PM #22
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Good afternoon Kathy Streib - the anonymous quote is wise advice.  Make the best of what you have.

Feb 10, 2020 03:04 PM #23
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Hi Sheila Anderson what she told me really stuck with me. Isn't that tree amazing? I kept thinking that one day I'd walk by and it would have fallen in the lake. 

Kat Palmiotti and you definitely can speak about this!!!

Feb 10, 2020 03:06 PM #24
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Brian England I get the same feeling when I see a beautiful flower growing from a cactus. 

Thank you Candice A. Donofrio and appreciate the feature in your group!!!

Feb 10, 2020 03:08 PM #25
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Joan Cox if we learn to enjoy where we are it makes our life much more positive. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® when I first moved to Delray I didn't even want to watch the local news. I caught the national news. That soon changed. Pixaloop for the photo. 

Feb 10, 2020 03:11 PM #26
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George Souto LOL, Larry thought the same thing. I kept hoping some large bird would build a nest in the large clump of leaves. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I have met people like that and sometimes you never know. Could they have liked the area better had they tried to take root?   

 

Feb 10, 2020 03:16 PM #27
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Will Hamm I get it. When I was in Delray Beach, I missed Houston and wished that my family was in Florida. 

You're right about that Lottie Kendall When I was there, I would wish that I could lift Houston, my family and the great people and put them in Delray. 

Feb 10, 2020 03:18 PM #28
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LOL Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I had lived in Houston for 37 years when we first moved to Florida. Larry had always offered to fly me home for a visit but honestly, I was worried that if I did, I might not get back on the plane for Florida. 

Feb 10, 2020 03:20 PM #29
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Kathy,

You make an excellent point needing to take more time to root, and it may be true.  Our Cleveland friends felt lost in the California lifestyle, and I am seeing ii in other families that have moved to Northern California in recent years.  This is not Houston or Florida.  Someday, we can talk about it, face to face.

Feb 10, 2020 03:31 PM #30
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I think your GIF hypnotized me for a bit!  I couldn't take my eyes off it!  But wonderful message of truth!

Feb 10, 2020 03:36 PM #31
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Kathy, so true and enjoyed reading this post. I loved this sentence... "If we fail to embrace where we are in our lives and relish the buffet that is laid before us, we could wake up one day with the realization that we have been deprived of all that life has to offer." 

Feb 10, 2020 05:25 PM #32
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Your post reminds me of the Serenity Prayer. We all face dilemmas, don't we? Appreciation doesn't have to be that tough, but it is. 

Feb 10, 2020 07:39 PM #33
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Morning Kathy.

AMEN Sister!  I've lived by that for a long time now.  I'm rooted in NW Arkansas and that is where I'll be planted when the time comes

Feb 11, 2020 01:23 AM #34
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Roy Kelley
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Some of us are a bit detached from our roots. I love your quote selection.

At some point, you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening. Anonymous

Feb 11, 2020 04:09 AM #35
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Sharon Tara
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Oh boy....letting go of what I think should happen...something I really need to work on.

Feb 11, 2020 07:55 AM #36
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"Grow where you're planted."  I have been pondering why that saying touched a nerve and it just hit me.  Military families.  I am a huge lover of our nation's military and their families, and your post reminded me of a saying that one of the mom's whose kids went to school with my kids years ago used to say all the time when everyone commented on how remarkable her 4 kiddos were - they just fit in everywhere in everything they did.  She would always post something on her facebook posts about one accomplishment or another that one of her brood had achieved - "So proud of these kiddos for accepting the life God has given them and for growing wherever they are planted!"♥ Great post.

 
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