Friday, May 18, 2012

Beauty in a Buttercup

My five minute writing on: Perspective

WEED: a valueless plant growing wild (definition from

Walking in the park the other day, my daughter began collecting buttercups. The wonderment of how I could tell by a flower that she liked butter!

"Aren't these beautiful flowers, Mommy?" she asked.

Well, yes, but they are also considered weeds.

What holds value to one may not hold value to another. A weed many are anxious to mow down is a treasure to my daughter.

I stooped down at the edge of the field where the grasses grew tall and dotted with wisps of yellow and white. A closer look at the seed head of a dandelion became delicately beautiful to me. A soft bundle of seeds ready for a gust of wind or an eager child to blow them away.

How we look at things tells a lot about us. Sometimes we have to get lower, closer to see there is more to it then we can fathom.

That God sees value in everything. Even something that seems "valueless" to us. Even something "growing wild". Perspective.

Linking with "Five Minute Friday"...


Kimberly said...

My daughter adores blowing on dandelion seed heads. I see weeds on the wind, and she sees a wish that may come true. All in the perspective:)

Dolly@Soulstops said...

I like how you looked with your daughter and how you saw God's grateful for how He sees...Nice to meet you and thanks for visiting my blog :)

Alyssa Joy said...

Aw... I love this! I've always thought dandelions were pretty. Thanks for sharing!!!

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