You Are NOT A Petunia

By Gregg Sanderson

“Bloom where you are planted.”

Baloney. It makes sense if you are a flower, or a tree or a corpse. Somebody else plants you. But you’re a person. You can plant yourself anywhere you please.

That’s just one of the differences between you and a plant.

There’s more. You can choose the company you keep. You can converse with others of your species. You can be an insufferable jerk. It’s all up to you. What power! What freedom!

Suppose, you plant yourself in a job you don’t like. There’s no question you can bloom right on the spot. You can also change the spot, because you’re a you, not a petunia.

The same goes for relationships, location or any other life situation.

This is not to say you can’t bloom where you planted yourself. As a matter of fact, it will help you get to a new plot, if that’s your choice. Few flowers get picked when they aren’t blooming.

Enough with the metaphors. Wherever you are in life, it was your choices that got you there. It’s your choices that keep you there, and it’ll be your choice when you do something else. It can also be your choice to enjoy it all.

What it boils down to is to get rid of your justassoonazzes. … That is, “I’ll enjoy my life justassoonaz:

1) I get in a relationship

2) I get a new job

3) I reach enlightenment

4) I dump this loser. Immediate NOW—No waiting.

To quote my favorite people of wisdom:

“…what you seek is not outside of you. It is not a gift from another person. It is yours… Let no one, therefore, hold you hostage. Not your partner, not your boss, not your family…and certainly not your God.”—Neale Donald Walsch

“You can’t outdo you, so lighten up with all the “to dos,” the “shoulds,” and the “musts,” and appreciate the magnificence that you already are.”—Mike Dooley

“Isn’t it nice to be responsible? You don’t have to depend upon anybody else to make you happy. Of course, many people do and that’s OK. If not there’d be no such thing as country music.”
—Gregg Sanderson

Gregg Sanderson is author of Spirit With A Smile, The World According To BOB. He is a licensed practitioner in the Centers for Spiritual Living, and a Certified Trainer for Infinite Possibilities. His earlier books were, What Ever Happened To Happily Ever After? and Split Happens—Easing The Pain Of Divorce. His latest project is the New Thought Global Network, where subscribers can enjoy the best in New Thought presentations from anywhere at any time. You can see it at

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