With the exception of about a dozen kiddos, they blew PAST the brightly colored equipment until they reached the grass and dandelions. Some were rolling on the grass. A few lay on their backs to look for shapes in the clouds. In addition, many started to pick beautiful bouquets of flowers.
One of the kids blessed me with a flower but in less than fifteen minutes, I too had a bouquet to bring home. With each flower, I said, “Thank you so much. I love it.”
Jesus is right, we can learn so much from a child. They didn’t need fancy equipment or toys today. Sunshine, a cool breeze, and an array of yellowish-orange dandelions sparked creativity, compassion, and concern. Not one child out of nearly fifty picked themselves a bouquet of flowers! Every single child picked oodles and oodles of flowers to bless someone else with.
Even though the floral arrangements, highlighted with blades of grass “for color” might have died during the afternoon – it is the thought that counts. The next time you look into your newly mowed lawn and those annoying weeds start to take over, I encourage you to remember the generosity of a child. One person’s weeds are another’s joy.
Jump for joy and share the love with another!
P.S. To my Daddy – I love the look of mulched dandelion bouquets too! LOL