If You Plant Flowers, You'll Get Flowers

I love this cartoon. I’ve been saying for a while now that our attitudes and beliefs are self-fulfilling prophecies. If you believe in yourself with all of your heart and soul, and try to be the best person that you can be every day to overcome your challenges, that eventually you’ll find the paths forward that you need. An open mind and an open heart will find what a closed one will not. If you don’t believe in yourself, you won’t try, you won’t find what you need, and you'll continue to suffer. What we feel and believe inside can be either our most valuable asset, or our own worst enemy. I’ve lived and breathed this for years, and have never stopped believing in myself.

If you plant flowers, you’ll get flowers.  

All of my writing over the years has been for me, trying to heal myself from the very deep wounds inflicted when I was diagnosed with cancer nearly six years ago now.  I’ve woken up every day for the past few years just trying to be the best person that I could be that day. Plenty of times I’ve failed at that, and that’s okay. We’re all human. I picked myself back up again, never stopped believing in myself, kept getting up and trying my best every day, and eventually have found the paths forward that I’ve needed to heal.

What if I hadn’t believed in myself? What if I hadn’t kept an open mind? What if I had given up? What if I had stopped trying?

You see, the self-fulfilling prophecy…

If you plant flowers, you'll get flowers.

There aren’t too many people out there that have overcome what I have without therapists and drugs and other such things, but I’m one who has. This hasn’t been an easy path to take, but I never stopped believing in myself and did it. Attitude is everything. Own it and control it, and there isn’t much you can’t do or overcome.

Who knew that all of my writing would blossom as it has, and become such a huge source of inspiration and empowerment for so many others who have faced cancer around the world? I sure didn't. If you plant flowers, you'll get flowers.

What do you believe in for 2017? If you’re not believing in good things, why not? If good things don’t happen, perhaps look in the mirror to find where the problem might be?

I’m only believing in good things for 2017.

If you plant flowers, you’ll get flowers.