The first bloom πŸŒ·πŸŒ·

To say that the last few days have been hectic is truly an understatement. Work has been all consuming, draining off every morsel of energy out of me. So much so, that I have been unable to blog as I just didn’t know what to write. I thought of writing about my hell of a work life. But then I realized it would be more of a ramble and would probably end up cursing my manager and using all kinds of profanities. But then who doesn’t have a boss to hate and bitch about. I guess many of you will have the same experience and wouldn’t want to be reminded of the same here. I mean this is our happy space and I didn’t want to give her an entry here (but I guess I already kind of have, haven’t I?). And what’s really the point. it’s not like she will read it and decide to stop her rampage of my mental peace.

So thats me most days, angry, frustrated, irritated (ask my husbandπŸ˜›), just pissed off for having to put up with a menace of a manager.

These days it’s become somewhat of a habit. As soon as I wake up, I run to the balcony. To see my beautiful plant babies. Basking in sunlight. Enjoying the chill in the morning breeze. Just watching them alive and thriving just gives a me a certain sense of peace and tranquility. So normally, I just stand in the balcony for a few minutes. starting the day with them. Watering them. Sometimes even talking to them. Sitting and soaking in the sun together. However today morning, I was in for a pleasant surprise.

My beautiful plant baby had this gift for me….the first bloom..and that too…a double whammy…

The unadulterated joy I felt , I possibly cannot put in words. To see all the hard work and care and nurturing..finally come to fruition..it was a joy, a Victory and a celebration for me alone to enjoy and savour. I sipped my morning tea watching the beautiful bloom. Determined to shower more care and nurture them so that they continue to bloom and bear more flowers. It energised me. And prepared me for another grueling day at work.

36 thoughts on “The first bloom πŸŒ·πŸŒ·

  1. Isn’t it amazing how flowers/plants/trees can soothe our soul and make life’s nuisances go away? Like you, I talk to my plants and fondle my flowers. I feel the power of their response. Beautiful flowers here – hibiscus? So glad you found me at Roughwighting.

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    1. Yes you are right…its hibiscus…So glad to know I am not the only one talking to plants as though they are real people. Well they certainly lend a more patient ear than humans πŸ˜›πŸ˜› glad to connect with you πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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  2. The lockdown has been tough on all of us, WFH henceforth lost its magic, it no longer refers to the day when work is light and we can manage a nap at home πŸ™‚
    That is a beautiful colour, I love hibiscus. Do you have some multicolored ones too. I have one red+white and another yellow+white. I don’t have this pink. And truely it’s worthwhile to go up and check in the morning to find the bloom of the day.
    Send some of these pictures to your manager, might soften her up a bit πŸ˜€

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    1. Wow…multi coloured flowers are so wonderful….my mini garden is pretty new so only one type of hibiscus present…and no, nothing, let alone flower pics will soften up my manager.πŸ€­πŸ™

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  3. Just as I was going to switch off your ranting, you have saved the day! I wrote “When I think of Paradise, it starts with my garden”. You are describing the same feeling to perfection, Thank you!

    Joanna

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  4. 1. It is a gorgeous plant. I may try to grow one myself.
    2. I am so glad that you found something to focus on besides your manager. It is a great idea. Most if us need to try this approach and put our energy into something that brings us joy to offset the thing that is trying to steal it away.
    3. I love how you used a capital V for Victory. Not sure you meant to, put it definitely deserved it.
    Cheers!

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    1. Hey thank you so much.
      1) if you do grow this plant, would love to know about it here in your blog πŸŒΊπŸ’Ÿ
      2) you’re so right….a healthy distraction is so needed to get our minds off negative people.
      3) it was a typo but then I thought against correcting it πŸ˜€

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  5. 1. It is a gorgeous plant. I may try to grow one myself.
    2. I am so glad that you found something to focus on besides your manager. It is a great idea. Most if us need to try this approach and put our energy into something that brings us joy to offset the thing that is trying to steal it away.
    3. I love how you used a capital V for Victory. Not sure you meant to, put it definitely deserved it.

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  6. Such pretty Hibiscus 🌺
    I too had some beautiful blooms a couple of years back but I couldn’t look after the plants well enough ☺️

    Nature heals and energises us for the office as well as home πŸ˜‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your appreciation. And You’re so right…this has been a revelation during the lockdown…how plants can really bring such joy and happiness…i always see my mother spend hours in her garden but never realised the hidden joy in itπŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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