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Paperwhite Wishes

December 31, 2011

“I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” ~ Unknown


Do you know that the embryo flower of these paperwhite bulbs has been already formed and all we do is coax it out with sunlight and water?

paperwhites on table

paperwhite pots

Do you know you were created with a purpose?

paperwhites in ironstone

All you need is to keep yourself in the light and nourish your body, mind, and spirit and you too will bloom.

paperwhite on table

My wish for you this year. . .


Live on purpose.

silver bird

Live with purpose.

paperwhite bloom

And bloom.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2011 10:46 pm

    Beautiful words…beautiful wishes. thank you, and best wishes to you too.

  2. Oklahoma Granny permalink
    December 31, 2011 10:53 pm

    So true. Wishing you and your family a blessed 2012.

  3. December 31, 2011 11:02 pm

    Happy New Year Deborah!! Hope yours is filled with all manner of joy!! Your paperwhites are sooo lovely! Wish I had thought to start some!!

    May God richly bless you, sweetie!!
    Hugs and joy!!

  4. December 31, 2011 11:20 pm

    I just found your blog via The Lettered Cottage, love this post!

  5. December 31, 2011 11:26 pm

    I love this post.

    I almost bought paper whites this year along with my amaryllis’ but I couldn’t afford them. I’m sorry I didn’t find a way.

    Thanks for sharing yours.

  6. January 1, 2012 12:23 am

    Happy New Year!!! I adore these flowers….actually bought a fake plant at Pottery Barn this year so I can have it all year…..Hope your New Year is a wonderful one…….Hugs, Sue.

  7. January 1, 2012 7:45 am

    Deborah your paper whites are beautiful. I potted some in a silver gravy boat and they are almost all in bloom. Each year I forget how powerful their smell is. I hope you have a Happy New Year.

  8. January 1, 2012 8:21 am

    Lovely, peaceful post. You’ve been missed. Happy New Year.

  9. 'D' permalink
    January 1, 2012 8:44 am

    As I write this message, our front yard is filled with Robins. They have always been a sign to me of the coming of Spring, and rebirth. Although the Robins are here all Winter, in Delaware, they still are a sign to me, like the the Paperwhites that you are showing us in this post. May this new year bring you and yours happiness, good health and peace, this year and all the years to come. GOD BLESS.

  10. ain't for city gals permalink
    January 1, 2012 9:13 am good to see you here! I think of you every day and hope things are going as well as they can be. Share with me if you can / want. Happy New Year!

  11. Jennifer permalink
    January 1, 2012 9:48 am

    beautiful deborah! simply put and so full of meaning. love to you! have a wonderful new year!

  12. Claudi a permalink
    January 1, 2012 10:28 am

    You have given me my new Montra for the new year. This was brilliant and the photos spectacular. Some day I will get to walk with you my friend and capture the beauty.

    Now I am off to start living with purpose!

    Big hugs for the new year!

  13. January 1, 2012 10:57 am

    You always write the most beautiful words, Deborah.
    Uplifting. With photos to match no less. 🙂
    Wishing you & yours a most joyous New Year, dear friend!

  14. January 1, 2012 12:31 pm

    Great inspiration for the New Year. I love paperwhites and I love your message!

    Wyatt’s mom

  15. January 1, 2012 2:20 pm

    Awww…I LOVED this post! I too believe we were all born with a purpose. God gave each one of us a race to run..we should run it with intent. I was put on this earth to follow HIM, be a witness to others and to love him with all my heart…and to love everyone that’s here on this earth that was created in his image…which would be everyone. 🙂
    Love you sweet lady!

  16. January 1, 2012 3:12 pm

    Happy New Year, beautiful work!

  17. January 1, 2012 3:14 pm

    such lovely photos.

    simple and very well said.

    The same to you my friend!

  18. January 1, 2012 3:15 pm

    Deborah, I’m so sorry you have had a hard year too. My friend, there is no easy way to go through tough times, but we have to keep our faith, don’t we. I am happy to have survived my very rough year and have a lot of optimism for the new year ahead. I just know 2012 will be better for us both. Thanks for being a bright spot in blogland. Love your paperwhites, which we both grew this year. xoxo

  19. January 1, 2012 5:32 pm

    Happy New Year! 🙂

  20. January 1, 2012 6:54 pm

    How wonderful to SEE you again! I’ve certainly missed seeing your blog…
    Wishing you a beautiful New Year filled will peace and love.
    Warmest Wishes~
    Bilancia Designs

  21. January 1, 2012 7:07 pm

    Lovely photos. Deborah. Happy New Year!

  22. January 1, 2012 7:49 pm

    Beautiful! This is the first year I didn’t do paperwhites…and I missed them. Thanks so much for sharing the beauty.

    Happy New Year!

  23. January 1, 2012 10:46 pm

    This is a beautiful post Deborah, very touching! I got your Christmas card, thank you so much! It was a wonderful surprise! This year is going to be full of wonder and joy for us all!

    Hugs, Margo

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