Do you ever find yourself in a crowd of people, look around and wonder what their lives are like, where they’re from, where they’re going, are they happy?
I do that all the time, and I wonder how many people have crossed my path whom, if I had come to know, would have changed my life somehow.
I’ve read that everyone we meet comes into our lives for one of two reasons: we will change them somehow, or they will change us.
Think about your everyday life for a moment. Did you ever stop to think that the person in line with you at the grocery store, under different circumstances, might have become the best friend you’ve ever had?
Metaphorically speaking, gardens are a lot like our lives.
Even weeds, when truly looked at, are beautiful.
People or things that we take for granted, or don’t pay much attention to, are the very thing that provides life to someone, or something, else.
Like an ordinary daylily at the end of summer, surrounded by weeds and foliage, we’re all trying to be noticed, to matter, to make a difference.
The Black-Eyed Susan’s are ubiquitous now, and can easily be overlooked in the garden. But when we take the time to truly look at them, their perfection is astounding.
Even as many flowers are saying goodbye for the winter, some are just beginning to bloom and continue to dazzle us.
Life gives us so many opportunities to appreciate beauty, to make someone’s day a bit brighter, but we’re so often caught up in our routine we miss the opportunity to do better, be better, every day.
Can you relate?