Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 21, January 25

"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.


  1. All true, and vine weed has it's delicate star flowers. It's also true that a weed is a flower that is planted in the wrong place. As evidence, witness all the wild flowers and grasses of the mountains and open spaces. They are beautiful there, but hardly anyone wants most of them in their yard. (I really dislike the vine weed in my yard!) Perhaps many of the weeds in our life are something closer to misplaced priorities than something to be discarded entirely. Although, there are those things, too!

  2. Jane thanks for the blog today and every day. Today I was loving some of the plants in my home that are in bloom and I posted about them, come on over and see.