Dandelions

Appreciate everything good that comes your way, and be extra grateful if you didn't have to work a lot or prove yourself to have them in your life.
~Doe Zantamata

Dandelions
By Doe Zantamata

I remember seeing my mother working in her flower garden.
With great care, she tended to the many flowers... all except the little, bright yellow flowers.
Those, she grimaced as she plucked them out by their roots and tossed them into a pile.

“Why are you throwing away those flowers?” I asked.

“They’re not flowers. They’re weeds.” she replied.

Apparently, weeds are those things which grow everywhere and anywhere without so much as a watering, and flowers are those delicate plants which come in pots from the gardening center and die quite easily.

I could never really tell why people didn't like the dandelions.
I wondered if they were rare or more difficult to care for if people
would prize them and proudly show them to the neighbors.

To me, they were, and still are, beautiful.

Maybe it’s just how people see things. To some, things that come
easily are appreciated and loved, but to others, they are a nuisance.
They believe that if it’s not worked for, challenging, or hard to
come by, then it mustn't be any good.

Best to see things as you see them, not how some or most people do.
Appreciate everything good that comes your way, and be extra grateful if you
didn't have to work a lot or prove yourself to have them in your life.



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