Monday, March 3, 2008

One Lone Flower

Imagine my surprise when I looked out my window to see this one lone Snapdragon blooming in my unkept planter box. Spring has not yet arrived, apparently this lone flower didn't realize that and pushed itself to sprout and bloom. The seedling must have been dropped in the planter box by a bird, as I had not yet put any seeds out.
As I sat, having my morning coffee I realized that this little flower was much like all the women who work each day to nurture their business, family and friends. One lone web site in a vast arena of many many beautiful sites. The tenacity that each one of these shopkeepers has is utterly amazing. Not only are they caring for their family and dear friends they continue to work diligently on building a home business.
As many in this enormous cyber space venue, it takes many hours of learning and often by trial and error to get a web site known. So many times you feel like the lone Snapdragon, pushing forward against many tuff obstacles, but with determination your web site starts to bloom and you receive encouraging emails from customers and other web site owners.
Just like the lone Snapdragon, that doesn't realize it isn't Spring yet, you forge ahead with great expectations and a positive I can do this attitude. So today, I take my hat off to all the hard working women who are relentless in their pursuit of blooming. I hope they can remember the lone pink Snapdragon that inspite of bad weather, no nurturing it succeeded. I wish all of you much success.


Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Michele - such a sweet post. Hope you are doing well. Have a great week! xo

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Michele, thank you for taking the time to stop by & leave a note! Very nice to meet you. Your blog and shop are very pretty & I wish you the best with your venture.

Hope you'll come back & visit again!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Michele, What a beautiful post and oh so true. I think even my family has no idea the amount of work that went into and goes on everyday with my website. It's a lot of work and all done with a lot of love. ~ Lynn

Glenda said...

Hi Michele
Saw you visit on My Romantic Home and thought I'd drop in. I like the Jadeite. I have been looking for the salt and pepper for years that I thought was reasonable in price. Still looking.
Anyway I like you site.
Come stop by anytime.


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful post Michele! I am one of those women that nurture my little the multitude of other websites...Stuggling towards the sun....

Hemma på Landet said...

Hello my friend!

I hope you are feeling better now.
I have sent you a mail and I wonder if you recieved it.

Hugs Stina


Hi Michele, many thanks for this post. I was very pleased to read it, as I am thinking of venturing into a small website selling collectibles myself. Thanks for wishing all of us out here success. I wish you continued success too. x

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

took the "which flower are you" test and yup, I'm a Snapdragon...:)

Thank you for such a sweet encouraging message.


Debbie said...

What a nice post Michele.....sometimes I do feel like my website is the seed dropped by the bird you referred to, still struggling to take hold and push its way through to the sunlight so it can bloom with all the others of its kind.


rosemary said...

Thank you for writing such an encouraging word for all of us out here in cyberspace who are nurturing, cultivating, and growing our businesses! I found your blog for the first time tonight, and your comments were so parallel to the ones on my website. Please visit my blog and website and you will see what I mean. We are all in this together, and I believe that we will increase if we do not give up.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

That is so sweet! We will not be defeated. Thank you for the inspiration. Your jadeite collection is so marvelous. Love it!