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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Several years ago, my husband John bought a hyacith tree from Home Depot at the end of the growing season. It bloomed a few times that year and for the next few years. This summer, it did not bloom. John thought about discarding the tree over our back yard banking. I wanted to bring it back inside for another year.
We ignored the potted tree for a few months, except to water it. One morning, out pops a lovely bloom. Just when we least expected it! Today's lesson: look for beauty everywhere.
The Bible says; (God gives us) beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Isaiah 61:2-4

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DARKCHILD 11/18/2012 8:17AM

    Amen and amen~~~ emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/17/2012 11:58PM

    Thank you for this AWESOME story today...just what I needed!!! The bloom is beautiful and a blessing from God!!! ENJOY!!!
I planted a hyacinth tree several years ago and last year someone dug it up and transplanted it at their house. I felt that they needed it more than I did and hope they are enjoying it. It was actually a good thing they did as I had planted it to close to our house and Ken was afraid it would crack the foundation in a few years.
Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.
Blessings and hugs,

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68ANNE 11/17/2012 4:53PM

    I had a pansy pop up on me this year in an odd spot long after frost. Sometimes we need to listen.

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DMF2012 11/17/2012 3:53PM

    That's a great story and one beautiful bloom!

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DEBBYFROMMT 11/17/2012 11:45AM

    That is so cool that when you ignored it, it bloomed!

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OKBACK2ME 11/17/2012 11:14AM

    Thank you!

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CHYNNA81 11/17/2012 9:27AM

    Absolutely beautiful and so fitting for today. Have a great weekend Diva.
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GAMMY98 11/17/2012 9:23AM

    thanks for sharing and a great reminder. Pretty flower emoticon

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JACKIE542 11/17/2012 9:12AM

    Great message! Thank you, have a great day. emoticon emoticon

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BEWELL48 11/17/2012 8:30AM

    Thank you for that true!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/17/2012 8:20AM

    What a beautiful blossom that lat poduced! Sometimes we have to wait to see our efforts rewarded!

HUGS -- have a great weekend.

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JULIA_211 11/17/2012 6:52AM

    Lovely! There is always hope, even with trees! emoticon

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