Pocket Full of Pansies

That is a thought that came to mind this morning.  Out of nowhere! Just like that – I said it!

What????

I have heard the saying, “pocket full of posies,” so this is a first for me with pansies.

Pansies

So the creativity began bubbling up within and I had to do a little research.

Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both spring and fall gardens! Here’s how to keep your pansies growing and blooming. Pansies have heart-shaped, overlapping petals and one of the widest ranges of bright, pretty colors and patterns. (The Old Farmer’s Almanac)

So, where is this leading?

Creativity. We are lacking creativity in our lives. We are so busy destroying one another, that we no longer encourage one another. We have become a pocket full of weeds. Keep weeds in your pocket (no pun intended) and it starts to stink.

Where have the pansies gone? Those with faces of individuality, blooming in full force in fields of creativity?

Love that pansies are heart-shaped. What has happened to our hearts?  Are they filled with love or has the stinky weeds of hatred consumed them all?

As a nation, we need to clean out the stinky weeds and get to planting some pansies to carry with us – pockets full of pansies.

 

Integrity – Priceless

Today, everyone has an opinion about everything.

Creativity is being curbed.

It has become a cookie-cutter world.

Integrity

Whatever happened to children being encouraged to be all that they were intended to be?  Encouraged to discovered their talents and gifts?

A person opens up a business excited about using their creative gifts to create.  And yet, it doesn’t take long, before others come along and start telling them what they can and cannot create.

Integrity.  It is priceless.

What is integrity?

Definition of integrity

1firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values :INCORRUPTIBILITY
2an unimpaired condition SOUNDNESS
3the quality or state of being complete or undivided COMPLETENESS (Meriam-Webster)
I have always tried to define my moral and artistic values to others.  To stand firm in my beliefs.  Integrity is important to me.
Whatever happened to integrity in our State Government?
When did schools start telling students how to think?  When did schools stop encouraging children to think for themselves?
Yes, we need to be kind to one another.  We need to encourage one another.  But we cannot continue to control and manipulate others to do what we want them to do.
Think about it today.  How would you define integrity in your life?  Are you consistent in your moral and artistic values?
One thing about being a grandmother, I have enjoyed watching my grandchildren grow in their moral and artistic values.  Discovering who they are.  Encouraging them to dream about their futures.  To be the best that they can be.