Friday, March 11, 2011

Which One Is You?


Are you tired, thirsty, droopy, in need of a little TLC, down for the count?

Or are you...


Energetic, perky, well-cared for, nurtured, lighting up a room?

I can plainly see the power of caring vs. the apathy of neglect in these photos.
If I don't take care of my little hydrangea, it tells me by dropping it's head.  If I don't take care of my family and friends, it's not always so obvious.  They may just pull away or they may act out. It is up to me to be aware of what they need from our relationship.

If someone neglects to take care of me, what do I do?  Do I just sulk, go away, or nag?  Or do I ask for what I need and want?
It is actually up to me to help others learn what I need from the relationship, isn't it? 

Do you believe that?


12 comments:

  1. Visiting from 31DBBB - I totally believe that. In fact - I think I am very much like the top picture right now - and this post was a great reminder for me! Thank you!
    :)

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  2. You are so right! I love the imagery too. Visiting from 31DBB

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  4. FYI I deleted my own comment. By mistake I used a login from a former business. Here ya go again with the same comment:
    Thank you Emily and Anastasia. Often we don't ask for what we want/need expecting others to read our minds. They really can't.
    Sandra

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  5. What a great perspective. Makes you really think about the wellness of your relationships. Well put. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a great weekend!

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  6. I definitely believe that! We can't get angry with others for not knowing we're hurt if we bottle it up!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  7. I really love this post! It really resonates and is powerful without going down the preachy route. And the flower analogy? Perfect. Well done!

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  8. Thanks Galit. The flowers spoke volumes to me. Sandra

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  9. A great post Sandra.. I feel that sometimes I need to tell people how I'm feeling and how they can help so that I can be helped.. I don't like asking for help, but sometimes I just have to. BTW, isn't amazing how hydrangeas will pop up in a quick amount of time after being watered.. just be careful not to let them get too dried out too often as it will start to affect their flower.. (this coming from a Garden Center Sales Manager... lol)...

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  10. I do believe that. Now living it, that is another ball of string.

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  11. Easier said than done..but I have at least learned to ask for what I need...most of the time and relieve DH from having to read my mind. Sandra

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  12. I love the visual comparison! I think its too often that we forget to take care of ourselves.

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