peony a day keeps the blues away

"blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God" - matthew 5:9

peony's have always been an interesting flower to me. they come and go so quickly. they close up when there is no sun. the hidden flower. the bashful flower. i've heard then called. 

close up they are filled with so many layers of petal after petal, so beautifully designed 

i always believe in learning from the things around us. i believe we could learn something 
from the peony's. learn to be still. exist quietly when we need to. 
watch what we say, to others, and to ourselves.

wherever you are right now. take a deep breath with me. know how strong you are. know how beautiful. look to the peony's and remember to be still. to trust. 

you will be ok.