dandelionA hard frost came through the other night (Nov. 1) and finished off anything that was still blooming. At least I thought that was true until I saw a dandelion poking its sunny head out from behind a rock in the driveway. Then I saw another one … and another!

Dandelions are, if nothing else, persistent, but here are a few other life lessons they may offer us…

Be Opportunistic

Cold winds may be blowing under our collars. Gray clouds may be painting our skies. Muddy obstacles may be crowding our path. But if there is a chance to bloom, take it!

Develop Strong Roots

Even the tiniest piece of dandelion root will grow into a sturdy plant. It’s hard to keep a dandy down. That’s because their roots are strong. Rooted by strong support systems (family, community, friends) it is hard to keep us down too.

”Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful”

Dandelions are so good for you. Although rich in cleansing minerals and vitamins they refuse to exist in a meek form like spinach. They brightly flaunt their golden garb and strut their stuff throughout the fields. You go girls!

Let Your Children Fly

Dandelions give their children wings to fly away and explore the world. Not a bad idea!


2 thoughts on “Persistence

  1. Chuck Davis November 5, 2010 / 2:28 am

    I love this analogy with the dandelions. Did you write this? Is is very creative.


    • jenpm November 5, 2010 / 2:01 pm

      Yes, I did write it. Things in the ground have lots to teach us! Thanks for your interest.

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