A Little Yellow Flower

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. –Hans Christian Andersen

I want to share this absolutely delightful flower I am seeing everywhere. One day it wasn’t there and the next day it was all around me. I have always loved surprises and it seems Nature does too. It is difficult to photograph something that is all one color as there is no contrast to draw the eye, but I sat down on a curb and took a close look and was simply awed by the beauty hidden in the mono-colored petals. It was like “hidden in plain sight”. There were all sorts of nuances among the saffron yellow petals that I hadn’t noticed before.

People are like that too and it seems important not to just glance at the obvious and make assumptions about people based on that first glance. Take time to allow people to reveal themselves as they truly are and you will be delightfully surprised.

I was wandering the streets of Historical Annapolis the other night in search of glories other people had planted when I rounded a corner and came face to face with a wizard. He was dressed appropriately in his wizard garb and was scurrying. The encounter brought us both to a sudden stop and I exclaimed “Well hello there wizard.”

He explained that he was late for a party and was in search of a hat. I assured him the hat was of little importance to his appearance and that he looked quite handsome and I was sure there was magic in the air and the party awaited his presence. He smiled, thanked me, and went on his way.

When I told a friend about meeting a wizard on his way to a party he simply shook his head and said only I would have a chance meeting with a wizard on a street in Annapolis. I told him I doubted that were true and that perhaps I had been looking with my eyes wide open .

Open your eyes and your hearts today and see the wonders around you and think a bit about the fact that some of those wonders are reflections of yourself. Feel connected and joined to the light and the energy and let your love shine.

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