Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A seed in the wind

What's more appropriate than a dandelion seed blowing in the wind when contemplating everyday moments? I don't think another picture could truly illustrate what I mean to do with this blog.

Our days on Earth are numbered, and they blow away as quickly as a dandelion seed in the breeze. Through the years, I have learned to appreciate every moment we are given before it floats off, never to be returned. And, like dandelion seeds, those moments we take advantage of might just act as an inspiration to someone else to grow into something bright somewhere else.

Dandelions are often taken for granted. They are often viewed as ugly and boring. However, when I was little, I would grab a handful of dandelions, put them in a small glass of water and present them to my mom as a gift. We can view our everyday moments - the simple and seemingly unimportant parts of our lives - as ugly and boring. If you learn to treasure those moments though, if you realize that those moments are gifts from God, from one who loves us, you will realize that even everyday moments are ones to be treasured.

The only thing that doesn't work with the dandelion analogy: dandelions are weeds.

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