By Amy Munroe
My sister’s mother-in-law has a beautiful garden at her home. When I say beautiful, I mean full of various flowers, colors, and sizes, that are perfect for the natural environment where she lives. The garden provides a spectacular picture and nature-loving experience for any who visits it.
I was in the garden on Memorial Day, and it was full of a large variety of flowers, and they were all showing off. It reminded me of how full life is with the variety of people with which we get to interact. We each have been blessed with our own personality, thoughts, beliefs, cultures, and, OH how that makes our lives so full and bright.
Then, I walked down the stone pathway in the garden, and there, with nothing else around, was this sweet daisy blooming between the rocky pathways. That is the picture above. It brought a smile to my face and a skip to my heart. Among the rocks and little else, all by itself was this “ray of sunshine.” It struggled, I am sure, to grow between two rocks, but it endured and became a ray of sunshine for me (and anyone else who slowed down to notice).
We all have been through some tough times over the past few years. We endured non-stop negative news, we endured Covid-19, personal struggles, and yes even meanness from people who think differently. But the good news is, we can be that ray of sunshine (or blooming daisy) on someone else’s rocky path. We can bring a smile to someone’s face, a meal to someone who is sick, a card to someone who might be lonely.
Go be the best daisy you can be, find someone, and share a smile with them!