Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sharing the Love

These vibrant flowers have been blooming in my sunny Texas flower bed all summer. And I am no gardner. Last year a friend gave me a bloom that had tiny black seeds all over it with instructions to sprinkle them in my flower bed. So, that is what I did and promptly forgot about it. Then in the spring, I decided to plant impatients. About the time my impatients couldn't stand the heat any longer, these green seedlings with a purple stem started popping up. I couldn't for the life of me think of what it could be. That was until the beautiful red bloom showed up! These things have required no attention. I have barely watered them and they love the sun.

What a cheery blessing they have been to us just right outside our front door! So, I have been sharing the love, and passing the seeds to many of my family and friends. I have been informed that they are called Cockscomb. They are seeding now, so I am afraid they are about to bite the dust, but hopefully they will come back next year.

This just got me to thinking. In everything, I am to share my abundance. I am so blessed, and am learning how to balance a stockpile of things my family needs and then blessing others with the excess! It is so awesome that I am spending less $$ than ever before, but have more surplus than ever before. That sounds like God's economy! So, come on people, let's share the love!

4 comments:

Elaine said...

How pretty! Your daughter and the flowers! What a fun surprise for you!

Alisa (Miss Frugality) said...

Thank you.

Shirley said...

The flower in the picture is a celosia or cockscomb. It is,indeed. a very hardy plant.

Alisa (Miss Frugality) said...

Thanks Shirley, I edited the post.