Stopping For Wildflowers

Brilliant golden, purple, and pink hues spread out like a magnificent carpet on the side of the road as you rush by in your haste to get where you are going. Do you notice? Do you take your eyes off the road a second and turn your head as you watch them fly by? Do you pull over, pick a few, and savor the moment?

There is a multitude of wildflower moments in life, but often, we are too busy to appreciate the beautiful little moments as they come into view. They might not be roses or anything fancy, but daisies sure are pretty! It might be the note your little girl writes on the church bulletin and passes to you at church, “I love you more than anything.”  Maybe it’s making sure you get that hug in before your teenager leaves the house, even if you’re rushed. Perhaps its that kiss goodbye as your spouse leaves for work or savoring a slice of some homemade banana bread lovingly made for you by some someone you love.

There are actually far more wildflower moments than we may appreciate. It just takes a little slowing down, so that they don’t rush by too fast, so we have the time to really take them in, so that we can commit them to memory like so many pressed flowers in the pages of our lives.

So, instead of stopping for only roses – lookout for the daisies, the black-eyed Susans, the loosestrife, and bleeding hearts, Queen Anne’s lace, and dew-drops. They might not be as flashy, but there are a lot more of them, and they make a lovely bouquet.

Psalm 19:1  The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

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