Monday, June 05, 2017

The White Dandelion

What a field of dandelions gone to seed taught me.....
The life cycle of a dandelion is that a leaf grows, then a bud, then a pretty yellow flower grows and then turns white which means it's seed ready to be carried by the wind and planted then the plant dies once all the seeds are released.
The part that stood out to me in particular was the seeds ready to be carried by the wind to be planted.
You and I, every single one of us are like that white dandelion and we are planting seeds daily, everywhere we go, everyone we come in contact with we plant a seed, now unlike this plant which is considered a weed we decide what we plant....we can plant goodness, kindness, love, joy, patience, peace, abundance, gratefulness, thankfulness OR we can plant fear, doubt, anger, bitterness, resentment, discord, turmoil, hatred, jealousy to name just a few.
As I stared at the field of thousands of seeds ready to be spread I couldn't help but be overwhelmed with gratitude to those who have planted the seeds of kindness, unconditional love, patience and joy into my life and also be keenly aware of the ability I have to spread good seeds wherever I go!!
Friends, NEVER underestimate the power you have just by being you and by spreading good seeds wherever you go.
You DO have the ability to be the change wherever YOU are! You may never see what the seed grows into but how can you go wrong by spreading goodness and love wherever you are!!
Tough question to ask yourself maybe but....When you come around do people scatter or gather??
I am the first to admit I have A LOT of growing to do and yet when I come to the end of my life and all the seeds I have been given are spread my prayer is that people felt valued, accepted and loved unconditionally when they were around me and the good seeds I planted far outweighed the bad!!
Happy Monday friends!!
❤️You are loved!! ❤️

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Sunday, June 04, 2017

The Love in the Wind

Decided to get my lazy butt out of bed this morning and go for a walk in the wee hours of the morning.
I walk along a very private road, this allows for my own private dance party to the Latino beats pumping in my ears, this would definitely be interesting should someone catch me. As I walked/danced/squated and lunged I worked up a bit of a sweat and decided to turn and face the wind to allow the wind to cool me off.
I stood there arms and legs spread out, "starfish like" and had random thoughts above love.
Like I know God loves me but sometimes I don't "feel" it when I had this thought come to my mind..."Louise the wind is blowing over every part of your body, the hair on your head is wrapped in it, your arms, your legs everything is feeling the wind that is how my love wraps around you, even when the wind stops, my presence does not and my love does not, I am in the growth of the trees, the rustle of the leaves, the chirping of the birds, the smile of a loved one, the laughter of a child...keep your head up, keep looking I am continually surrounding you with my love whether you feel it or not!!!"
How many need that reminder today? Obviously I did.
I can so easily forget that I am truly surrounded by a never ending love. You are too my friend!!
If you need the reminder today step outside, spread your arms wide, face to the wind and let the wind wash over you and feel how close that love is, it's enveloping you, surrounding you every moment of every single day whether you feel it or not but today I pray you do feel it, even if for a moment!!!
Love you friends!!!

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