Working in the garden on a crisp April morning in Illinois I can’t help but notice the roses along the side walkway are sprouting, but virtually the same plants in the peace garden are behind the development of the others. They’re what I would refer to as late bloomers. Both sections of our rose gardens will bloom this summer and be beautiful. Some will open their petals sooner than others, but all will come into splendor at some point this growing season. Whether people, animals, or plants — all things have late bloomers. Hang in there because the struggle is real.
Behavioral awareness like plants, people and other inhabitants of this planet mature at their own pace. You can make assumptions by charted averages of what would be typical measure-points; but as we know, not all fit the norm.
Just because someone or something does not mature at the same pace as others, does not mean it won’t ever occur and be awesome in time. Remember the ugly duckling after being shunned and bullied by its peers eventually turned into a graceful swan. In nature, patience is a virtue for sure. All we can do is guide in the right direction by providing the best nurturing environment we can.
Follow your arrow, keep moving forward, and things will eventually show their true colors; and variants of color are a deeply rich and splendiforous thing… Sandy