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Submission TitleResilience

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I still don't consider myself a writer, and I definitely don't consider myself a photographer... But here's more words but with a picture this time! Today, God gave me the word "resilient." Definition: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

NameLeanna Johnson

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I'm a big believer in the saying "bloom where you're planted." I think that God places us right where we need to be, and we can either complain and be unsatisfied with where we are (either literally or metaphorically) or we can embrace and appreciate what He's given us and learn to thrive. With that said, another weird, so-many-words-and-thoughts-must-jot-them-down story thing happened this afternoon. I'm gonna be honest: it's about to get real cliché up in here. Hang in there. 

When I was driving yesterday, I saw this sunflower growing through the cracks in the sidewalk. At first, I thought it was pretty and kind of funny and moved on. And then I saw it again this morning. And again this afternoon... And I couldn't shake it. I kept thinking about it until the word "resilient" came to me. I realized that in a way, I relate to this little sunflower. 

This flower had decided the EXACT spot it wanted to grow. It wasn't ideal, and it was a difficult circumstance, but it fought and pushed and struggled and blindly reached up for the sun until it broke through the concrete and was free to grow tall and pretty and soak up all the sun it wanted. It was resilient. 

I think we can and should be more like my little sunflower. Wherever we are, whatever we do, we should say, "THIS, right here, is where I'm going to grow." Sometimes it's not ideal, and sometimes we get put in difficult circumstances, but we should push and struggle and reach up to the Son (YES, I made that pun, just roll with it) in faith until we break through the hardest parts and are free to grow and thrive and soak up all of Jesus that we possibly can. We should be resilient. 

I know life isn't quite this linear and hard times come and go, but I'm going to just not be my perfectionistic self who would pick apart all the holes in this metaphor and embrace the parts that work. 😏 

I'm thanking Jesus today for resilience. 

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Submission TitleResilience

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I still don't consider myself a writer, and I definitely don't consider myself a photographer... But here's more words but with a picture this time! Today, God gave me the word "resilient." Definition: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

NameLeanna Johnson

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I'm a big believer in the saying "bloom where you're planted." I think that God places us right where we need to be, and we can either complain and be unsatisfied with where we are (either literally or metaphorically) or we can embrace and appreciate what He's given us and learn to thrive. With that said, another weird, so-many-words-and-thoughts-must-jot-them-down story thing happened this afternoon. I'm gonna be honest: it's about to get real cliché up in here. Hang in there. 

When I was driving yesterday, I saw this sunflower growing through the cracks in the sidewalk. At first, I thought it was pretty and kind of funny and moved on. And then I saw it again this morning. And again this afternoon... And I couldn't shake it. I kept thinking about it until the word "resilient" came to me. I realized that in a way, I relate to this little sunflower. 

This flower had decided the EXACT spot it wanted to grow. It wasn't ideal, and it was a difficult circumstance, but it fought and pushed and struggled and blindly reached up for the sun until it broke through the concrete and was free to grow tall and pretty and soak up all the sun it wanted. It was resilient. 

I think we can and should be more like my little sunflower. Wherever we are, whatever we do, we should say, "THIS, right here, is where I'm going to grow." Sometimes it's not ideal, and sometimes we get put in difficult circumstances, but we should push and struggle and reach up to the Son (YES, I made that pun, just roll with it) in faith until we break through the hardest parts and are free to grow and thrive and soak up all of Jesus that we possibly can. We should be resilient. 

I know life isn't quite this linear and hard times come and go, but I'm going to just not be my perfectionistic self who would pick apart all the holes in this metaphor and embrace the parts that work. 😏 

I'm thanking Jesus today for resilience. 

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Submission TitleResilience

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I still don't consider myself a writer, and I definitely don't consider myself a photographer... But here's more words but with a picture this time! Today, God gave me the word "resilient." Definition: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

NameLeanna Johnson

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I'm a big believer in the saying "bloom where you're planted." I think that God places us right where we need to be, and we can either complain and be unsatisfied with where we are (either literally or metaphorically) or we can embrace and appreciate what He's given us and learn to thrive. With that said, another weird, so-many-words-and-thoughts-must-jot-them-down story thing happened this afternoon. I'm gonna be honest: it's about to get real cliché up in here. Hang in there. 

When I was driving yesterday, I saw this sunflower growing through the cracks in the sidewalk. At first, I thought it was pretty and kind of funny and moved on. And then I saw it again this morning. And again this afternoon... And I couldn't shake it. I kept thinking about it until the word "resilient" came to me. I realized that in a way, I relate to this little sunflower. 

This flower had decided the EXACT spot it wanted to grow. It wasn't ideal, and it was a difficult circumstance, but it fought and pushed and struggled and blindly reached up for the sun until it broke through the concrete and was free to grow tall and pretty and soak up all the sun it wanted. It was resilient. 

I think we can and should be more like my little sunflower. Wherever we are, whatever we do, we should say, "THIS, right here, is where I'm going to grow." Sometimes it's not ideal, and sometimes we get put in difficult circumstances, but we should push and struggle and reach up to the Son (YES, I made that pun, just roll with it) in faith until we break through the hardest parts and are free to grow and thrive and soak up all of Jesus that we possibly can. We should be resilient. 

I know life isn't quite this linear and hard times come and go, but I'm going to just not be my perfectionistic self who would pick apart all the holes in this metaphor and embrace the parts that work. 😏 

I'm thanking Jesus today for resilience. 

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Submission TitleResilience

Short Description (for preview in feed)

I still don't consider myself a writer, and I definitely don't consider myself a photographer... But here's more words but with a picture this time! Today, God gave me the word "resilient." Definition: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

NameLeanna Johnson

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I'm a big believer in the saying "bloom where you're planted." I think that God places us right where we need to be, and we can either complain and be unsatisfied with where we are (either literally or metaphorically) or we can embrace and appreciate what He's given us and learn to thrive. With that said, another weird, so-many-words-and-thoughts-must-jot-them-down story thing happened this afternoon. I'm gonna be honest: it's about to get real cliché up in here. Hang in there. 

When I was driving yesterday, I saw this sunflower growing through the cracks in the sidewalk. At first, I thought it was pretty and kind of funny and moved on. And then I saw it again this morning. And again this afternoon... And I couldn't shake it. I kept thinking about it until the word "resilient" came to me. I realized that in a way, I relate to this little sunflower. 

This flower had decided the EXACT spot it wanted to grow. It wasn't ideal, and it was a difficult circumstance, but it fought and pushed and struggled and blindly reached up for the sun until it broke through the concrete and was free to grow tall and pretty and soak up all the sun it wanted. It was resilient. 

I think we can and should be more like my little sunflower. Wherever we are, whatever we do, we should say, "THIS, right here, is where I'm going to grow." Sometimes it's not ideal, and sometimes we get put in difficult circumstances, but we should push and struggle and reach up to the Son (YES, I made that pun, just roll with it) in faith until we break through the hardest parts and are free to grow and thrive and soak up all of Jesus that we possibly can. We should be resilient. 

I know life isn't quite this linear and hard times come and go, but I'm going to just not be my perfectionistic self who would pick apart all the holes in this metaphor and embrace the parts that work. 😏 

I'm thanking Jesus today for resilience. 

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Submission TitleResilience

Short Description (for preview in feed)

I still don't consider myself a writer, and I definitely don't consider myself a photographer... But here's more words but with a picture this time! Today, God gave me the word "resilient." Definition: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

NameLeanna Johnson

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I'm a big believer in the saying "bloom where you're planted." I think that God places us right where we need to be, and we can either complain and be unsatisfied with where we are (either literally or metaphorically) or we can embrace and appreciate what He's given us and learn to thrive. With that said, another weird, so-many-words-and-thoughts-must-jot-them-down story thing happened this afternoon. I'm gonna be honest: it's about to get real cliché up in here. Hang in there. 

When I was driving yesterday, I saw this sunflower growing through the cracks in the sidewalk. At first, I thought it was pretty and kind of funny and moved on. And then I saw it again this morning. And again this afternoon... And I couldn't shake it. I kept thinking about it until the word "resilient" came to me. I realized that in a way, I relate to this little sunflower. 

This flower had decided the EXACT spot it wanted to grow. It wasn't ideal, and it was a difficult circumstance, but it fought and pushed and struggled and blindly reached up for the sun until it broke through the concrete and was free to grow tall and pretty and soak up all the sun it wanted. It was resilient. 

I think we can and should be more like my little sunflower. Wherever we are, whatever we do, we should say, "THIS, right here, is where I'm going to grow." Sometimes it's not ideal, and sometimes we get put in difficult circumstances, but we should push and struggle and reach up to the Son (YES, I made that pun, just roll with it) in faith until we break through the hardest parts and are free to grow and thrive and soak up all of Jesus that we possibly can. We should be resilient. 

I know life isn't quite this linear and hard times come and go, but I'm going to just not be my perfectionistic self who would pick apart all the holes in this metaphor and embrace the parts that work. 😏 

I'm thanking Jesus today for resilience. 

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Submission TitleResilience

Short Description (for preview in feed)

I still don't consider myself a writer, and I definitely don't consider myself a photographer... But here's more words but with a picture this time! Today, God gave me the word "resilient." Definition: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

NameLeanna Johnson

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I'm a big believer in the saying "bloom where you're planted." I think that God places us right where we need to be, and we can either complain and be unsatisfied with where we are (either literally or metaphorically) or we can embrace and appreciate what He's given us and learn to thrive. With that said, another weird, so-many-words-and-thoughts-must-jot-them-down story thing happened this afternoon. I'm gonna be honest: it's about to get real cliché up in here. Hang in there. 

When I was driving yesterday, I saw this sunflower growing through the cracks in the sidewalk. At first, I thought it was pretty and kind of funny and moved on. And then I saw it again this morning. And again this afternoon... And I couldn't shake it. I kept thinking about it until the word "resilient" came to me. I realized that in a way, I relate to this little sunflower. 

This flower had decided the EXACT spot it wanted to grow. It wasn't ideal, and it was a difficult circumstance, but it fought and pushed and struggled and blindly reached up for the sun until it broke through the concrete and was free to grow tall and pretty and soak up all the sun it wanted. It was resilient. 

I think we can and should be more like my little sunflower. Wherever we are, whatever we do, we should say, "THIS, right here, is where I'm going to grow." Sometimes it's not ideal, and sometimes we get put in difficult circumstances, but we should push and struggle and reach up to the Son (YES, I made that pun, just roll with it) in faith until we break through the hardest parts and are free to grow and thrive and soak up all of Jesus that we possibly can. We should be resilient. 

I know life isn't quite this linear and hard times come and go, but I'm going to just not be my perfectionistic self who would pick apart all the holes in this metaphor and embrace the parts that work. 😏 

I'm thanking Jesus today for resilience. 

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Submission TitleResilience

Short Description (for preview in feed)

I still don't consider myself a writer, and I definitely don't consider myself a photographer... But here's more words but with a picture this time! Today, God gave me the word "resilient." Definition: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

NameLeanna Johnson

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I'm a big believer in the saying "bloom where you're planted." I think that God places us right where we need to be, and we can either complain and be unsatisfied with where we are (either literally or metaphorically) or we can embrace and appreciate what He's given us and learn to thrive. With that said, another weird, so-many-words-and-thoughts-must-jot-them-down story thing happened this afternoon. I'm gonna be honest: it's about to get real cliché up in here. Hang in there. 

When I was driving yesterday, I saw this sunflower growing through the cracks in the sidewalk. At first, I thought it was pretty and kind of funny and moved on. And then I saw it again this morning. And again this afternoon... And I couldn't shake it. I kept thinking about it until the word "resilient" came to me. I realized that in a way, I relate to this little sunflower. 

This flower had decided the EXACT spot it wanted to grow. It wasn't ideal, and it was a difficult circumstance, but it fought and pushed and struggled and blindly reached up for the sun until it broke through the concrete and was free to grow tall and pretty and soak up all the sun it wanted. It was resilient. 

I think we can and should be more like my little sunflower. Wherever we are, whatever we do, we should say, "THIS, right here, is where I'm going to grow." Sometimes it's not ideal, and sometimes we get put in difficult circumstances, but we should push and struggle and reach up to the Son (YES, I made that pun, just roll with it) in faith until we break through the hardest parts and are free to grow and thrive and soak up all of Jesus that we possibly can. We should be resilient. 

I know life isn't quite this linear and hard times come and go, but I'm going to just not be my perfectionistic self who would pick apart all the holes in this metaphor and embrace the parts that work. 😏 

I'm thanking Jesus today for resilience. 

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Submission TitleResilience

Short Description (for preview in feed)

I still don't consider myself a writer, and I definitely don't consider myself a photographer... But here's more words but with a picture this time! Today, God gave me the word "resilient." Definition: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

NameLeanna Johnson

Featured Image (for preview in feed)Featured Image (for preview in feed)
Full Description

I'm a big believer in the saying "bloom where you're planted." I think that God places us right where we need to be, and we can either complain and be unsatisfied with where we are (either literally or metaphorically) or we can embrace and appreciate what He's given us and learn to thrive. With that said, another weird, so-many-words-and-thoughts-must-jot-them-down story thing happened this afternoon. I'm gonna be honest: it's about to get real cliché up in here. Hang in there. 

When I was driving yesterday, I saw this sunflower growing through the cracks in the sidewalk. At first, I thought it was pretty and kind of funny and moved on. And then I saw it again this morning. And again this afternoon... And I couldn't shake it. I kept thinking about it until the word "resilient" came to me. I realized that in a way, I relate to this little sunflower. 

This flower had decided the EXACT spot it wanted to grow. It wasn't ideal, and it was a difficult circumstance, but it fought and pushed and struggled and blindly reached up for the sun until it broke through the concrete and was free to grow tall and pretty and soak up all the sun it wanted. It was resilient. 

I think we can and should be more like my little sunflower. Wherever we are, whatever we do, we should say, "THIS, right here, is where I'm going to grow." Sometimes it's not ideal, and sometimes we get put in difficult circumstances, but we should push and struggle and reach up to the Son (YES, I made that pun, just roll with it) in faith until we break through the hardest parts and are free to grow and thrive and soak up all of Jesus that we possibly can. We should be resilient. 

I know life isn't quite this linear and hard times come and go, but I'm going to just not be my perfectionistic self who would pick apart all the holes in this metaphor and embrace the parts that work. 😏 

I'm thanking Jesus today for resilience. 

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