Seeing its beautiful display and smelling, even through my congested nose, the lovely fragrance was a wonderful good morning! It was an instant uplift to my mood and my heart. What a beautiful day today will be!
My grandpa used to say, "the only difference between a weed and a flower is who you talk to." I think of that phrase often and yes, I use it as a metaphor for many situations I come across (and people I meet). There is beauty in every situation, every person, if we choose to see it.
I bring up my grandpa's words because as I got my calendar alert last night I saw today was National Weed Appreciation Day. I had to smile. (I smile a lot when I think of Grandpa.) In some ways it feels like today is also a celebration of his wisdom.
I'm grateful for the beauty of fresh bloomed flowers. I'm grateful for the scent this morning as I came downstairs. I'm grateful for the thoughtfulness of my friend. I'm grateful for the instant pick me up. I'm grateful for my grandpa's words of wisdom and the celebration of weeds today. I'm grateful for the memories of Grandpa. I'm grateful for all the beauty I will see today as I choose to see things in a positive light.
What "weeds" can you redefine in your life? What gives you an instant pick me up?
May today bless us with words of wisdom. May we see the beauty in every situation. And may we walk our path in love. Have a beautiful day!