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What do you give a gardener for her birthday?

 small rose in vase

If you are a ten year old boy you might ask your mom for a vase and pluck a sweet little rose from your yard.   rose in vase

A Cecile Bruner perhaps?  Let’s take another look.rose and seed

Notice the special touch he added to the arrangement?

rose in window with seedrose and seed

This gift giver is a fellow that looks to the future.  Can you see what is floating in the water?

orange seed in water

Taken with the beauty of the little blossom, I failed to notice the orange seed floating beside the tiny stem. 

Knowing that there was more to this gift than what first meets the eye, the giver quietly pointed out to me that he had slipped in an orange seed with the rose.  He was pretty pleased with himself for thinking of this extra flourish.

I wonder how many other little gifts are put in my hands but fail to get my attention?  I am making an effort today to take a closer look at the things around me.  Sometimes the smallest gifts hold the most promise to bless my life if I will only take the time to notice them and nurture their growth. 

Come Gift Giver.  Whisper in my ear.

One Comment

  1. Posted 30 Apr ’13 at 3:21 am | Permalink

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