Monday, July 27, 2020


Year 8-Day 209: Today, I am grateful for dandelions. 

Dandelions are typically the first "bouquet" a child ever gives as a gift. The bright yellow blooms are quite happy as they sprinkle the lawn. When they go to seed, they become endless wishes blown in the wind. They cause distress for those who long for a perfectly manicured lawn, but I prefer to think they add a little whimsy to the landscape. 

Several years ago, a sweet little man used to pick me dandelions and bring them to church as a gift. He never failed to melt my heart. Dandelions still make me think of Hayden, bringing a smile to my heart. 

Dandelions are in a symbiotic relationship with honey bees. Dandelions are not perfect bee food, but they are good food and readily available. That makes them valuable. Some say the difference between a flower and a weed is perspective. 

"Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you." -Matthew 6:28-30

He will certainly care for you. We can trust his hand and his heart.

Sometimes, we need a change of perspective to see more clearly. 

Today, I am grateful for dandelions. 

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