Friday, May 13, 2011

Dandelion Wish

Not sure who taught her this...was it me? I don't remember. But, some how my 4 year old daughter knows that when you find a dandelion you are to blow it into the wind and make a wish. Some time in the last year she must have done exactly that because she reminds me of the wish she made every day! I am reminded of it mostly during the mundane activities of life, such as a spur of the moment bike ride around the block, or finding a shiny penny on the sidewalk, getting a Popsicle after dinner and splashing with bubbles in the bathtub. "My dandelion wish came true mommy!!" She often says, "I know baby, You are one lucky little girl," I say, but I know full well that luck has nothing to do with it. She is to young to understand what a powerful thing it is to be able to grasp the scientifically proven fact that happiness comes from savoring the simple things. Her wish.... that every day would be the best day of her life.
Children can teach us a lot about how to be happy. Sure we can read all the self help books in world on the subject of happiness but for me (since I have little to no time to read anyways) its sometimes easier for me to take a moment and watch my children. A child can find joy in the simple things. A child without even knowing it can savor the mundane. I am learning that my children often remember and enjoy the simple moments more than the ones that were planned out for months and cost the most money. The biggest moments are often the smallest ones and we are to savor them.
My dandelion wish for you is that today you will look for joy in the unexpected places, that you would be able to savor the simple moments and that you would not stop until happiness has undeniably consumed you.
Romans 15:13 - May the God of hope fill you with all JOY and all Peace, so that you may over flow with Hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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