Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I'll Never Look at Dandelions the Same Way Again

I'm unwrapping another Tuesday at chatting at the sky




One day last week, I was outside with Gracie. It was a gorgeous spring morning. Even with the sun shining brightly, it was just cool enough and there was a soft little breeze whispering to the trees. Still, I was feeling more than a little aggravated. I hadn’t had my tea yet and I wanted to be inside just sitting, being for a few minutes before I started the day.

As I stood there waiting for her to bring me the stupid ball, I looked down and there they were - a little family of dandelions, swaying in the gentle breeze as if they heard music that I couldn’t hear. I closed my eyes and lifted my face to the sun and listened. I didn’t hear the song, but my grumpies went away.

Part of the reason they made me smile was that they are just so darn pretty. What little girl wouldn’t love to have a frilly, yellow skirt like that in which to dance and twirl and celebrate spring mornings. “A weed,” some say. “A wildflower,” I say.

But that was only a small part of the reason they were able to adjust my attitude. As I watched them there, I thought of Tuesdays Unwrapped and Emily's Picture from last week. I thought of the times I had laughed and cried with women that I’ve never met. Women who, sometimes in the midst of great sadness or difficulties, have shared such special moments in their lives and have, in doing so, touched mine. I felt connected. I felt un-aggravated.

9 comments:

Kellye, Chad, Hayden, and Sebastian said...

Oh to be lying in a field of dandelions!!!!! GREAT post!!!

Dawn said...

dandylions are one of my favorite wildflowers... yellow and frilly... or white puffs of dreams. i love your thought about the stupid ball... how many times do we just want to get it over with... too many, i suppose. i love that the sunshine in the flowers brought brightness to your day!

Mylestones said...

Sometimes we have to talk ourselves out of the grumpies, don't we? Good for you for stopping to sway with the wildflowers!

deb said...

you found grace , and it found you

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Isn't it wonderful when we are able to slow down and reframe our perspective like that? Lovely post and a beautiful picture!

Crissie said...

Bee, honestly - I LOVE you. One of these days you and I will meet and hug and it will be like we've known each other all along. You are so dear to me and I honestly think of you when I post, just knowing that you will understand whatever the heck I am rambling about on that particular day...

Dandelions... Good for you my friend. The way you described them just made them my new favorite flower.

xoxxoox

dede said...

I love and usually need a great reminder post - thanks!
Emily's picture was perfect - thanks for sharing the link!

Sandy Toes said...

Those look so very cute!!! I love them.
sandy toe

Doodles said...

I have always thought that dandelions were Gods first attempt at wildflowers and he just kept improving..............you paint an awful pretty picture my friend.

 
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