“Bloom Where You Are Planted”
by Joanne Troppello
Bloom where you are planted is a well-known quote. This quote came to mind today as I worked from my home office, trying to get a zillion things done—and feeling a little overwhelmed as if nothing was getting done.
I was preparing for a status meeting for one of my clients that I do marketing work for. As I listed the weekly stats and updated where we’re at right now with our various projects, I remembered hearing this quote during a political speech several years ago and I stopped to think.
I realized that I can only do what I can do as long as I am also doing everything to my fullest abilities. Of course, I want to do good work. If I don’t do good work for my marketing clients, in my copywriting projects, in writing and marketing my books, or with managing Pandora’s Box Gazette—that’s not good for me, my clients, or my readers.
However, this quote made me realize that I need to do everything unto God and try my best. He’ll do the rest. Bloom where you are planted.
I may not be where I want to be right now in regard to having more marketing clients, freelance projects, or making the best seller lists, but I need to be content in my current circumstances—while always advancing further and hoping to achieve more success. If I’m complaining, that’s not going to get me anywhere, except depressed and never blooming into a successful person.
No matter what I’m doing, I must do it with grace and dignity and try to do my best. I must make every effort to succeed and grow from my current circumstances.
Even though I hate change, I must learn to embrace it. Seasons come and seasons go, but as long as I am always trying to grow and become a better person, then I will truly bloom where I am planted—and bring a smile to my Heavenly Father’s face.
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Pandora's Box Gazette.
She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, internet and media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs.