The dandelions are out in full force this spring. We have two choices on how to deal with them: spray the heck out of them and hope they disappear from our lawns OR embrace their gorgeous sunny yellow heads. I took the second graders outside and showed them how to split the stem down the middle, soak it in water, and get a super tight spiral curl. Their awe and giggling was so worth it…they ran over the lawn picking stems, looking for the longest and thickest to get the best results. It was the best 15 minutes of my day.
We choose, don’t we, how we perceive our days? How we look at our life.
I think this verse is telling us that we need to enjoy this life, enjoy not the material things, but all the things that fill our hearts.
I think it is reminding us that this life isn’t all there is, we have so much more to look forward to in the afterlife. That will fill our hearts even more.
This life is like a dandelion, a fleeting flower that will eventually float on a breeze…but the memories of that joy and lightness can stay with us forever.
What do you think?