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Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.”
— A.A. Milne
Sometimes, things may appear unwanted or out of place in our lives, but if we take a closer look, we may find unexpected beauty and valuable lessons.
This is what bubbled up for me when I was out on my walking trail recently. I spotted lots of bright colored flowers and most of them were weeds. Just like the dandelion pictured here. It was so bright and colorful, it caught my eye from far away.
Weeds may be seen as a nuisance, but their resilience and ability to thrive in adverse conditions are something to admire. And, many weeds serve a purpose.
Let’s go back to the dandelion. While they can be wily and invasive, they are a food source for insects and some birds and humans can eat dandelion leaves and enjoy dandelion tea.
So, I invite you to take some time this week to look deeper at the weeds in your life. What can you appreciate about them? What opportunities for growth and learning do they bring you? And, if they are truly invasive and poisonous, what steps do you need to take to get them out of your life?