31 Days of 5 Minute Prompts: Day Twenty-One — GIVE

It is undoubtedly obvious to you by now that I love flowers. I find them to be among the most giving components of God’s creative imagination. You put a seed, a corm, a bulb in the ground, and out pops glory. Colors galore, sometimes knock-you-dead scents, sometimes tall and willowy, sometimes short and stocky, flowers are wondrous, inviting, giving.

This one was in a vase, in the center of a large bunch of ’em at a luncheon I recently attended. I wasn’t quite sure I even wanted to go to this event, to tell you the truth. I’ve been tired a lot lately and am becoming decidedly less social as I age! But I went. And I am so glad I did. These lovely, sweet-smelling lilies greeted me as I secured a seat for the program part of the morning and I gazed at them with admiration and gratitude for about ninety minutes.

They were HUGE, I tell you. Huge. This flower probably measured about ten inches across, maybe a full foot from tip to tip, so it’s giving was intense and powerful. A gift that . . . keeps on giving, right??

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  1. Flowers are always my favorite gifts; this one is giving gorgeously!
    Blessings, Diana!

  2. You mentioned being less social as you get older. I have found the same thing. My mother who was introverted became more of a homebody than ever as she ate. I didn’t Quite understand it but I certainly a.m. now. I am glad to hear others say the same thing

    • It’s really interesting, isn’t it?? I don’t tolerate noise and confusion as well as I once did and I enjoy my own company and my family’s quite a lot, so there isn’t a deep-seated need for a whole lot of social contact much of the time. I enjoy Sunday worship and special church events. I enjoy the volunteer work I’m beginning to do in the community and I enjoy meeting monthly with about 8 directees. That’s about enough for me these days!