Have you been a dandelion puff?

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I was a dandelion puff…Some saw the beauty in me and stooped quietly to admire my innocence. Others saw the potential of what I could do for them, so they uprooted me, seeking to shape me around their needs. They blew at my head, scattering my hair from the roots, changing me to suit them. Yet still others saw me as something that was unworthy and needed to be erased. ~Nicole Bailey-Williams

Beauty and worthiness is in the eye of the beholder and nothing reflects that mindset more than a dandelion! Children admire the beauty of both the little drops of yellow that pepper the lawn, as well as the irresistible urge to scatter the puff balls to the wind as it suites them. Herbalists uproot the plant and change it to make teas and other remedies. And the consummate gardener considers the lowly dandelion unworthy to be included in their garden’s finery.

Do you ever feel like this? I ran across this quote and it really made me think. I believe we all feel like the unsuspecting dandelion puff from time to time.

Some people enjoy our presence, seeing our beauty and potential.
Some people want to change us into something that only satisfies their needs and wants.
And others may not see our value at all, preferring that we simply fall off the face of the earth.
Yep, I’ve been a dandelion puff.
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8 thoughts on “Have you been a dandelion puff?

  1. Thanks for the worthy message Lisa. I certainly can relate–at different times of my life I have certainly had more of the “wishing he would fall off the face of the earth” folks.

    We get the best of both worlds here. We have a small garden that is fenced, but a large field extends beyond that where numerous dandelions grow and are enjoyed by our crew.


  2. You always come up with the best photos and words to share with us. Really brought back memories of blowing those puff balls into the wind as a kid. Enjoyed reading your post.

    Visiting from Texture Tuesday


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