AdventWord 2022: Flourish

Flourish in life
Image: Bret Jordan

I do not know the course I am to run, all is hid in mystery, but I try to do right in everything… Look up to true religion as the very first of blessings, cherish it, nourish and let it flourish and bloom in my heart; it wants taking care of, it is difficult to obtain. I must not despair or grow sceptical if I do not always feel religious. I felt God as it were, and I must seek to find Him again.

Qf&p 24.40 - Elizabeth Fry, 1798

What do we need to flourish?

One of the hardest things in life is balancing the various roles, areas of responsibility and lists of things I want to do. 

I’m a woman of faith, a Quaker, a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.

I have a vocation to empower and support others. Growing MBS from one person to a team of associates and volunteers is just one aspect of my life and vocation – but an important one!

In 1991 Brian G Dyson, a former CEO of Coca-Cola gave a commencement speech in which he described that struggle as:

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them — work, family, health, friends and spirit — and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family. health, friends and spirit — are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.”

Above all, if I am to flourish, I need to tend and nurture the things I want to bloom in my life.

Flourish Tiles
Bret Jordan

What do you want to have bloom in your life?

What do you do to nourish them?

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Wendrie Heywood

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Mindful Business Services (MBS) is a family-owned private limited company that focuses on serving, not fixing or helping. We love helping people get things done to have more time for the fun things in life…

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