Saturday, 21 May 2016

Have You Been Planted?

I've been using Facebook for quite a long time.

One of the features that was introduced several months ago is 'Facebook Memories'. Every day, Facebook reminds you what you posted on this day last year, the year before and all the years since you joined the social network.

To be honest, I cringe at a lot of it (I expect most people do!).

However, today it reminded me of a meme that I posted a couple of years ago, following the death of my dad. I was going through a bad time and couldn't see how things were ever going to be better.

Sometimes when you're in a dark place you think you've been buried but you've actually been planted

When I saw this today it made me smile because it reminded me that things can change for the better, even when it seems completely impossible and all hope is gone.

Anyone who has lost a parent will tell you that you never get used to it, you just get used to living with it. When my dad died, I found it really, really difficult to get on with life for a very long time. Now, I feel that this meme, which seemed a bit corny and a bit unrealistic when I first posted it on Facebook, rings true (especially the plant analogy given the huge role the Green Party now plays in my life!).

If you're going through tough times, and you feel like you've been buried maybe, just maybe, you've been planted too.

With my dad and my brother on holiday in Scotland in 1981
With my dad and my brother on holiday in Scotland, 1981.

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