The Dandelion Spider

I have a mantra that’s been repeatedly playing over and over in my mind. “I can do better.” At the first listen it seems simple and not even very ambitious. But is attainable, and therefore practical. Its also humble and realistic. “I can do better,” is what this little spider is chanting to itself as the wind whips his dandelion to and fro whilst he tries his darndest to hang on and ascend to the peak of this uncertain sphere – his world for the moment.

I don’t know about you, but some days it seems like all my goals border on the uncertain, and I do battle with breezes that try to blow me off course. So what do I do to keep myself on track? I chant to myself over and over. “I can do better.”

When the incline seems insurmountable, when motivation is lacking, crank up the tunes and say “I can do better!”

I spied this familiar weed and its climber in an unfamiliar corner of the world…the cobblestoned city of Prague. Although I was thousands of miles away from home in a city that had withstood struggles I’d never been touched by, this dear little spider made me feel right at home. He helped me see that everyone struggles, no matter where they live, or what their history is. And, like the spider atop the dandelion, we’ve got to keep at it, even if our daily triumphs might blow away with a strong gust of wind. Our little winss and our daily efforts are worth celebrating while we can grab onto them.

Thank you, dear little spider.

Please come back tomorrow for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.

We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.

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