Tuesday, April 5, 2016
A to Z- Authentic Inspiration: Daisies
Things that inspire me from A to Z: Daisies
This beautiful flower has been my favorite since I can remember. When I was in junior high I had a dark blue bedspread with white daisies on it. I loved it! It was one of my very favorite bedspreads ever. As I have gotten older I have come to love Gerbera Daisies the most.
I'm not sure what it is about them that I love so much. To me they scream adventure, fun, and joy. When I look at a daisy I can't help but smile. I can't help but allow my true self to overflow.
Who would think that a simple flower could be the key to powering through a rough day, or forgetting a broken heart?
I feel like I have had a lot of messy brokenness in life. The kind that could have truly made me want to give up, but life....especially the life I see in these flowers brings me to recognizing that there is more then just myself. There is something so much greater then me at work.
Life can get so messy at times. We can get stuck in our own heads. We can get lost in the ugliness and destruction that is all around us. But there is hope. There is so much more out there.
Daisies inspire me, their simple beauty tells me that even in the midst of mess there is hope and and growth in the smallest things.
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844