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!


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.