The Serendipity of Volunteers

Merriam-Webster defines the word: serendipity as, “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for”.

As I watered my garden this morning, I meditated on the varied and stalwart plant volunteers that are growing where other store-bought plants have failed. I love the joyful enterprise of the zinnias that pop up in surprising locations or the righteous zeal of the mystery bird-seed plants.

Even more serendipitous than volunteer plants are volunteer humans. There are so many inspiring stories of volunteers in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey; heart warming stories like the many thousands of boat owners who converged in Houston to rescue people, the furniture store owner who opened up his giant warehouse store to house evacuees and the many thousands of people who have opened their homes and businesses to their flooded out neighbors.

Thank God for the serendipity and divine influence of all the botanical and human volunteers in our lives!

The attached images are from my garden and have been edited with Snapseed, Prisma, Art Studio and Tangled FX.

Yellow Flowers
Yellow Flowers
Mesquite and Cirrus Sky
Mesquite and Cirrus Sky
Aloe, Lantana and Canna Lily
Aloe, Lantana and Canna Lily
Vinca and Canna Lily
Vinca and Canna Lily

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