Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A Weed or a Wildflower? By Margaret Daley

A weed or a wildflower?
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?

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  1. Beautiful perspective, Margaret. My lawn is full of flowers. :)

  2. Margaret, thanks for the reminder. We have lots of wildflowers growing on the side of the roads here in AZ, because we had a lot of rain this winter.

    1. So do we here in Oklahoma. We've had a lot of rain—and wildflowers too.

  3. Perspective changes everything. Positive or negative. I choose to be positive. :) I love wildflowers!

  4. Even the lowly dandelion is beautiful when I look closely. Thank you for the thoughtful topic today, Margaret.