Dandelion

“Hello, I’m a dandelion. A lot of people call me a weed but I’m a friend and come to help you!

When you see me, remember that I’m the ONLY one who wants and can grow in that particular spot. Because:

Either the soil is too compact / hard / stomped and I want to loosen it for you with my roots.

Or there is too little calcium in the soil – don’t worry, I will replenish that for you with the dying of my leaves.

Or the soil is too acidic. But I will also improve that for you if you give me the chance.
Or a mixture of the above reasons, of course.

I’m here because your soil needs my help so best you let me grow without disturbing me! When everything is fixed, I will disappear again, I promise!

Are you trying to remove me prematurely with my root? However meticulous you are, I will return 2x as strong! Just until your soil is improved.

You can even tell by my growth at which stage my help is at. If my leaves are flat on the ground then I’m far from ready but if they all reach up then I’m already a long way on my way.

Something completely different is that I am 1 of the first bloomers in spring so I will announce spring / summer for you.

During the day when it’s hot, I open my flowers but in the evening when it cools off I close them again quickly. In fact, if it’s not hot enough during the day I won’t open them at all!

My flowers are the first food for insects after hibernation and unlike most other plants, I have pollen AND nectar, not merely one OR the other! And I am generous with them!

My flowers are even delicious for you people by the way, did you know? I used to be called ′′honey (or gold) of the poor′′ because my flowers are so sweet in e.g. jam, sauce or salad! The internet is full of
recipes – check them out.

But wait until the end of May or later before you start picking and even then, don’t pick everything yet! The biodiversity and bees will be very grateful!”

Ps – quote – not my words.

WOUNDED

“Even a wounded world is feeding us. Even a wounded world holds us,
giving us moments of wonder and joy. I choose joy over despair. Not
because I have my head in the sand, but because joy is what the earth
gives me daily and I must return the gift.”

— Robin Wall Kimmerer —

CREATOR

Creator,
non denominational 
entities and saviors
all respond; despite
what name you whisper
in moments of prayer.

Because,
they are you.

Yes, you. 

HALF A LIFE

“Do not live half a life
and do not die a half death.

If you choose silence,
then be silent.

When you speak,
do so until you are finished.

If you accept,
then express it bluntly.

Do not mask it.

If you refuse
then be clear about it
for an ambiguous refusal
is but a weak acceptance.

Do not accept half a solution
Do not believe half truths
Do not dream half a dream
Do not fantasize about half hopes.

Half the way will get
you nowhere.

You are a whole that exists
to live a life.

Not half a life.”

Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

SELF CHECKOUT

There are pros and cons with anything.

* A few items. Zip thru.

* Produce – oh hell no!

$ Enforcing self checkout places of business. Example: Walmart and Shoppers should come with a 10% discount. Wink!

* No one’s training nor paying us to do the job of a cashier. So don’t RUSH me!

* Self checkouts are slowly replacing humans and jobs.

$ I will pay with cash – sometimes just to avoid self checkout.

* We as consumers have the power to make changes happen.

ALL HEART

“No matter what is going on,
Never give up
Develop the heart.

Too much energy in your country
Is spent developing the mind
Instead of the heart.

Be compassionate
Not just to your friends
But to everyone.

Be compassionate
Work for peace –
In your heart and
in the world
Work for peace.

And I say again
Never give up
No matter what is
going on around you,
Never give up.”

Dalai Lama XIV, Never Give Up