About singlikewildflowers

Writing and daydreaming have always been two of my favorite things to do. I've been an avid journal writer since junior high school. It was a way for me to survive the complex world of being a Korean-American female straddling two cultures. Journal writing continued through graduate school, but that luxury is now replaced with multitasking to raise and homeschool two young kids. As the self-proclaimed domestic C.E.O. of our home, personal reflection occurs mostly in my subconscious dreams, during solo grocery shopping runs, or when my husband Chris takes the kids to Costco for an afternoon trip.

Flower of the day: April 6, 2021. Wall Clovers & Lichens

How did these clovers manage to grow though the cracks of this stone wall?! Their vibrant greens stands out in stark contrast to its surroundings. Thinking about these resilient clovers reminds me that it’s possible radiate life and hope despite hard experiences.

“We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.” – Isabel Allende

Thanks Cee for hosting this FOTD challenge and for everyone visiting my blog! Have a wonderful Tuesday and hope you take time to enjoy nature.

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Happy Easter! Have a wonderful day.

Easter is a day to celebrate the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection. As said by the pastor today, “the miracle I need most has already happened with the resurrection of Jesus” (Jud Wilhite, Central Church). It’s the best news. Yet I find myself complaining of the ever-growing craft mess on the table, unloading the dishwasher, stopping myself with every nerve in my mind and body, to not yell at the kids to stop playing video games. And then I feel better about life when my kids are smiling big after they find their surprise Easter plushies. Goodness, I am missing the bigger picture and focusing too much on the little things.

What I need today and after: readjustment of how I view what I see. These are blessings not hindrances to my life and faith. I got long ways to go in my faith journey, but Easter reminds me how Jesus loves me despite my flaws. Thank the Lord!

Hope you are all having a great Easter and staying well and healthy. Thanks everyone for visiting my blog; as always, appreciate you all.

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Good Friday and God’s great ♥️

Happy Good Friday!

This day is a special reminder that Jesus died for my/our sins. Because of what He did on the cross for us, we are able to have a personal relationship with God and to have the hope of spending eternity with Him in heaven. Amazing love.

I wish I could remember the significance of this abundant blessing when life gets difficult or mundane. I don’t want to take it for granted from familiarity. After Good Friday, the best was yet to come. He is a good God.

1 John 5:11-12 
And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Wishing you all a blessed Happy Friday! Stay well and thank you for visiting my blog. Hugs…

Emily Dickinson poem. Where do words go after they are said?

I’m a big fan of short, meaningful poems. Long poems are wonderful too, but I don’t have the patience to wade through pages of poetry. Maybe if I had more time to read without constantly getting interrupted by my kids, I may learn to enjoy the longer ones. In the meantime, my search for short poems persists.

If you’re running low on time but need a poetry boost, this short poem may help. I hope you enjoy this contemplative and thought-provoking poem. By parsing her words, she writes the essentials of what a “word” can do after it is spoken.

“A word is dead”

by Emily Dickinson

A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.

I say it just
Begins to live
That day.
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