Good Morning My friends,
Happy October and fall. What a beautiful season we are starting, the air is crisp, leaves are starting to turn to some of the most beautiful colors imaginable. This leads me to our letter of motivation today. It is all about what we see and do and how we perceive things.
“A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.” (James Lowell)
What makes a weed different from a flower, except the way we view it? A dandelion shows us a sunny yellow flower in no way inferior to a daisy or a zinnia. Then the flower magically becomes a fluffy white ball, disappearing with the gentlest breeze. Can a zinnia do that?
All of us have weeds in our life-difficult tasks, difficult people, difficult times. Maybe we can learn to see things as flowers instead of weeds and enjoy rather than dread them.
NOTE TO SELF:
I’ve always enjoyed seeing a field covered with dandelions. I will try as well to enjoy the metaphorical weeds in my life. I may be surprised at the beauty and charm I find.
A flower dies even though we love it. A weed grows even though we do not love it. (Zen Proverb)
No seed ever sees the flower. (Zen saying)
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.. (Carl Bard)
The most effective way to do it is to do it. (Amelia Earhart)
Let’s approach the weeds in our lives by not looking back on how the difficulties we were faced with may have disrupted our lives, but how we see the weeds/difficulties become a means of growth and learning. After all, as weeds will surely wither and die, so will the difficult times. It is better to leave them behind, keep moving forward to being a more positive, healthy you.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off