Every day I love looking out my back door to my corner rose garden. I planted it two years ago and enjoy watching the changes that occur daily in the spring . I noticed my double pink rose was the first to bloom, but kept waiting for the pale pink and striped dark pink roses to bloom. I kept thinking to myself, "If only they would all bloom at the same time! Then it would be gorgeous!" Each day I would check to see if the numerous buds had bloomed yet, but I was disappointed. It was still a lovely view, but I was hoping for more.
This morning, I decided to take a walk around the fence into the lower backyard and see if the roses that get the morning sunshine might be in bloom. To my delight, this is what I found! The pale pink blossoms cascading down the trellis and even out the fence filled me with such joy! To my right, I happily noted that some of the dark striped blooms had emerged as well. Though this view is slightly interrupted by the chain link fence, I could thoroughly enjoy the beautiful combination of all three rose shades! To me it was splendid!
I then decided to walk a few more steps and take in my rose trellis from the third side. Again I was not disappointed. Once more I could enjoy all three rose varieties happily growing on my trellis with my gliding seat situated in the middle. I noted that this is the view my neighbor gets to enjoy of the garden and thought about the idea that we can both look at the same garden, and see different things. All three views are lovely, but each one gives the observer just a slightly unique view of what it entails. To truly enjoy it's majesty, we must view the garden from multiple angles.
I will keep my daily vigil to look for all three rose colors to appear from the front view. The striped rose is laden with blooms that will eventually break out if I am patient. But in the meantime, my little rose garden has taught me to walk around and see things from a different perspective. When we tackle a problem, it helps to explore it from many angles, looking for the source of light to guide us. Wayne Dyer said, "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." You might just see something that had been hidden from your view!
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