Show Up

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Here’s a thought I’d like to share…

We show up, burn brightly, live passionately and hold nothing back. And when the moment is over, when our work is done, we step back and let go.

~ Rolf Gates

Yesterday, as I pulled out of my driveway to go to work, I saw this amazing burst of color! It was this leggy, group of sticks that I hadn’t really noticed before. But today, those sticks were bursting with booms! Azaleas… those amazing native plants with a tenacity rivaled by few and a beauty unparalleled by most. They just “show up.” There are no excuses about “I’m only a bunch of sticks.” No apologies for their unimpressive offseason appearance. They just bloom for all they’re worth and then let go until their season arrives again. How cool is that?

I was struck by the beauty and the audacity. I stopped to take this picture and set my intention for the day… to just SHOW UP AND BURN BRIGHTLY – and leave the rest to the Universe.

I wanted to share this with you so that you might also look to the beauty around you and be empowered to simply SHOW UP – without apology!  …Let the rest work itself out as it will.

Wishing you unexpected, inspiring beauty,



Augusta Kantra

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