Throw Out Yesterday’s Flowers, Make Room for Today’s


This morning brings new opportunities

like a bouquet of fresh flowers presented to you at your door.
But yesterday’s flowers are still around.
They are everywhere, on the counter, on the bed, on the floor.

Where can you put such fresh beauty when the old clutter is everywhere ?
How will you even notice their colour, their scent?
Ah, some of the old flowers are even rotting
and that smell of decay assaults your nostrils, tainting the perfume in the air.

So clear out your house!
Let go of the old flowers!
Trash the decay!

It is good to remember the beauty of yesterday’s flowers
But you don’t have to keep the smelly carcasses around.
Make room for today’s delivery!

Have Faith that the new flowers will come. Trust the process.
That will make it easier to throw the old ones out.

Then you’ll always be surrounded with the freshness and life of the new day.

2 Responses to “Throw Out Yesterday’s Flowers, Make Room for Today’s”

  1. Shivani Patel Says:

    I love how you have worded this!
    “Ah, some of the old flowers are even rotting
    and that smell of decay assaults your nostrils, tainting the perfume in the air.”

    Yet sometimes the fear of the unknown flower is so great that the smell of rot feels less threatening.
    SAD! 😦

  2. Vivek Patel Says:

    I guess it’s really a daily practice to dive into the unknown.
    First we just dip our toe in.
    It’s too cold so we go sit down and relax.

    Eventually the water calls us and we go a little deeper.
    A little deeper and deeper until we can jump in with no hesitation!

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