Letter from the Editor: Flowers & Forever

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor: Flowers & Forever

Every spring the wild violets are the first to bloom in my yard. Their delicate, purple flowers and heart shaped leaves spring up in pots and in the grass – usually I would only give them a passing nod, but this year I have a new appreciation for the determination of these tiny blooms. They don’t produce huge, showy flowers, but, year after year, they bring beauty and color to a tired, winter landscape, springing up in cracks in the sidewalk and in the edges of pots that held last year’s multi-colored impatiens. All of this happens with no fertilizer or special soil – these wildflowers just bring joy wherever they sprout, shining their light on whoever happens to take the time to appreciate them. Every April I take part in a group event called Joy Challenge where, much like the violets, finding and doing the things that bring us joy, regardless of our circumstances, is the main objective. I’m taking the lesson of these little flowers and making it my own this month as I record my daily moments of joy. Regardless of who is there to see or appreciate it, I’m going to shine my light because I like the way it feels to be joyful, to be happy. I hope you’ll join me.

Happy April!

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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