Bloom where you're planted?

Plants in a garden can do nothing except to grow or to die. If the plant grows, and thrives, it will eventually bloom. But the plant doesn't have the luxury of getting up and moving over to a better spot of sunshine, or richer soil, or steadier water.

People, on the other hand, CAN move elsewhere looking for better conditions. But in searching for better light, sometimes you find worse soil, or too little rain. Many times, we see that "the grass is greener on the other side of the fence" not realizing that the cause is a heavy layer of manure fertilizer well pounded into the dirt.

The admonition "Bloom where you're planted!" is to tell people to make the best of the conditions that they have, and learn to thrive. We will face other unknown dangers and challenges in trying to move to a different place in a different garden.