Dandelions

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?

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One Response to Dandelions

  1. Aunt Connie June 6, 2017 at 10:33 am #

    I love this devotion!!! I have so many good, wonderful memories of dandelions through my life. From the previous sentence you can tell I am one that loves dandelions with their beautiful bright yellow faces being one of the first to bloom in spring to giving them to your loved ones as a beautiful bouquet, that wilts in just a short time in water, and as a great-grandmother and neighbor of small children receiving bouquets like them now, what love that is. To most people they are a weed and yes they do take over, but I have convinced Richard to leave one or two plants for me to enjoy each year. The necklaces, bracelets, chains and so much more that we made and did with them when we were children are such good memories.

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