Monday, March 24, 2014

Through a Child's Eyes By Margaret Daley

One of my granddaughters got me to think about how we look at things means everything. I know I should already realize that, but it was something she said to me that made me stop and really think about a person’s outlook could make all the difference in the world.

We were driving back to her house.  I saw a field carpeted in purple and said,  “Look at that. Isn’t that beautiful?”

“They’re weeds, Grandma Margaret,” she said.

“Some people call them weeds, but others call them wildflowers.”


“Yep,” I said.

Later as I mulled over what I’d said to my granddaughter, I realized how important it was to look at something in a positive light—a favorable one. We don’t like weeds, but flowers are one of the things that add beauty to our lives. What I am going to strive to do is to look at a field full of wildflowers, not one full of weeds. I think I will be better off looking at the positive, not the negative, and every time I see a wildflower I will be reminded of that.

How do you see a field (or your lawn), especially in the springtime? Is it full of weeds or wildflowers?


  1. Wonderful advice, Margaret. Another version of the glass half full/half empty attitude. I'm a great believer that we attract into our lives what we focus on. If we focus on the positives that is what we'll get.

  2. Thank you for the reminder, Margaret. Having a positive attitude means the battle is already half-won.

  3. I love to see a field of wild mustard or poppies. Aren't all wildflowers weeds?

  4. Lovely post, Margaret, and a good reminder to look at the positive side of everything that we see, everything that happens.

    I love to see the rainbow of wildflowers during the spring and early summer along the trails in the Tetons!

  5. At the moment my poor lawn is dead! But flowers in my lawn are weeds. Flowers in a flied I don't have to mow are beautiful!

  6. This reminds me of nasturtiums. We have tons of those now, (have no idea how they got here) and my kids hate them and call them weeds but I really like them plus they kill real weeds when they spread... Actually, they also kill grass but not to worry!

  7. I agree with you. For me the dandelions in my backyard were beautiful flowers. Unfortunately, my neighbors didn't agree and insisted we 'do something' as they seemed to spread to their yards. LOL

  8. I love how children remind us of what's important.