It starts with a thought, and then an opening of the heart. A breeze of willingness opens our eyes to heretofore unseen possibilities and the sun warms us, bolstering our resolve. The day becomes one in which we can reach out, stretch our boundaries and embrace someone else. Our day becomes a framework for our soul to shine its beacon of love and acceptance with a willingness to understand.
We may have different shapes or grow in different climes, but at our core we are not so different after all. A bristly dried acacia leaf, no longer brimming with life, can bend towards the budding seeds who are ready to burst; so filled they are with potential and the ingredients for a new generation. They can communicate, they can share, they can benefit from being with each other. Each one still has so much to offer.
If even the smallest living things can coexist and help each other thrive throughout the day, shouldn’t we also make our day one in which we are open to seeing others as our kin, and perhaps even initiate a cuddle? No matter how thorny or cranky or different someone is from ourselves, there is something deep down in our roots that can connect us all and that will be our strength; a strength to grow and grow, to spread and propagate as long as we nurture it.
Oh, dear weeds, thank you for speaking to me once again, and for showing me the simple truths of life!
We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be. Please come back again for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like. Even better, look down at your world that teems with life and meaning. It is right at your feet!
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