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Updated: Nov 12, 2020

So... why on earth the THISTLE, of all things?

"Come ON—surely there’s a much more agreeable, friendly flower of choice for your Young Living team logo icon…?" you might be thinking.

To be honest, it’s not my favourite ‘flower’, for obvious reasons. If you live in the country like I do, you know very well what I mean. No, if I had chosen my team icon based on “pretty”, I would have picked a Lily. They are so sleek and striking, with such a presence in my flower bed when they are in bloom.

But... doggone it if Lilies are also oh-so-fleeting. When their brief but glorious bloom is gone, they become insignificant and plain. They tend to wilt if not diligently hand-watered. And while they come back faithfully every year, they never duplicate themselves... and so remain sorely insignificant among the others.

Now—THISTLES—on the other hand!

First, if you truly allow yourself to gaze upon them, they are really quite beautiful... with an unassuming strength, intricacy in design, and nobility of character in those deep pink & purple petals & rich green leaves.

More importantly: Thistles do their own thing.

They put down roots where they so choose. In a flipping sidewalk, even! They weather the storms. They exhibit indomitable fortitude in the face of adversity (those blasted barbs!). And they go far beyond their humble beginnings to make their combined presence very much known as a united front. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

Above all, they thrive in the un-thriveable where other flowers would not... and to top it off, they bloody well BLOOM in the midst of it all.

Indeed, Thistles truly do BLOOM WHERE THEY ARE PLANTED.

And so must we.


Happy oiling!

~Lea Mallett

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