The best-educated human being is the one who understands most about the life in which he is placed.--Helen Keller
How many of us understand our place in life? Not me. I'm still trying to "get it." Why am I here? Why am I the way I am? What is my purpose? These questions--and more--swirl through my mind with unrelenting persistence. Sometimes I think I have a glimmer of an answer, and then whatever understanding I had gained vanishes and I'm back to where I started.
I have a dear friend who has a plaque in her home that reads "Bloom where you're planted." Simple concept, but hard to implement. Is blooming just making the best of whatever circumstances you find yourself in? I don't think so. Blooming means thriving, not just surviving. I have done both--thrive and survive. Let me tell you, thriving is a lot more fun.
So, for today, I am grateful for those who understand most about the life in which they are placed.