"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them."--A.A. Milne, author of WINNIE THE POOH
Don't you love this quote? It made me think about my feelings about weeds, in my yard, and in my life. Perhaps some of those weeds could be turned into flowers if I regarded them with a different perspective.
What mother has not had her heart melt when her child brings her a bouquet of dandelions? Dandelions are weeds, yet they have a sweetness to them when clutched in the plump, grubby hands of a child. What about people who appear to be weeds? Could they, too, find their way to stardom if looked at with new eyes?
My eyes frequently squeeze shut when I'm confronted with someone who doesn't meet my standards. That is not something I'm proud of, but there it is. Sometimes, I am perceptive enough to open my eyes and look at the person with fresh compassion and understanding. And sometimes not.
This I know for sure: dandelions can be beautiful. And so can people when looked at with love.