Dandelions

 Children everywhere rush to pick dandelions, so that they can close their eyes, make a wish, and blow the seeds into the air. (And so do some adults). I still make wishes on dandelions. Doing this reminds me of my childhood and always make me smile. Blowing and wishing on dandelions is something that my children do now and they always bring one to me so that I can make a wish.

In addition to granting wishes, many people believe that dandelion seeds will carry your thoughts and dreams to loved ones when you blow them into the air.

I love this thought. I love the idea that dandelions can carry my thoughts to loved ones that are waiting for me on the other side. It like sending them my love through the air and up to Heaven.

The Dandelion means:

Healing from emotional pain and physical injury alike. Intelligence, especially in an emotional and spiritual sense. The warmth and power of the rising sun. Surviving through all challenges and difficulties.

The meaning of dandelions hits home with me. My sister and I just got matching dandelion tattoos in memory of our dad who died by suicide 25 years ago. We both had a lot of emotional pain from his death that we had to work through. The fact that the dandelion represents surviving through challenges, reminds me that we made it through his death together. It made our bond stronger and brought us closer.

I always see the wishes and never the weeds.

https://www.mofga.org/resources/weeds/ten-things-you-might-not-know-about-dandelions/

Mighty Oak

Mighty Oak

 Kathy J Parenteau  More By Kathy J Parenteau

Stand tall, oh mighty oak, for all the world to see.
Your strength and undying beauty forever amazes me.
Though storm clouds hover above you,
Your branches span the sky
In search of the radiant sunlight you
Count on to survive.
When the winds are high and restless and
You lose a limb or two,
It only makes you stronger.
We could learn so much from you.
Though generations have come and gone
And brought about such change,
Quietly you’ve watched them all,
Yet still remained the same.
I only pray God gives to me
The strength he’s given you
To face each day with hope,
Whether skies are black or blue.
Life on earth is truly a gift.
Every moment we must treasure.
It’s the simple things we take for granted
That become our ultimate pleasures.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com

National Find A Rainbow Day

April 3rd is National Find A Rainbow Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/find-a-rainbow-day/

Why do we have a day for Rainbows?

The objective of this day was to bring out the awareness of the colors and above all the world is full of beauty and colors. This is the idea behind a day devoted to rainbows, because you can‘t help smiling when you see the bright, cheery bands of color.

What are Rainbows?

 Rainbows Are Optical Illusions. Similar to a mirage, a rainbow is formed when light rays bend, creating an effect that is visible, but not able to be touched or approached. For rainbows, light is reflected and refracted through water droplets, separating white light into the seven colors of the spectrum.

What do Rainbows mean?

Many cultures believe that rainbows are a symbol of hope, promise, encouragement, good fortune, and new beginnings. For some reason we see rainbows as a “sign” that they have been looking for. Sometimes they see it as a sign for a change (new beginning). Some people believe that a rainbow is a loved one saying hello or smiling down on them.

https://paranormal.lovetoknow.com/about-paranormal/spiritual-meaning-rainbow

To me, rainbows are the promise after the storm. After a storm in my life, or a long, hard struggle, I often see a rainbow. It fills me with hope that better days are coming my way. They fill me with encouragement, that I am a survivor. Rainbows remind me of God’s promises and love.

When I see a rainbow I feel loved. I get a sense of warmth and I always smile. I don’t feel lonely when I see a rainbow and I often find myself saying hello to someone that is no longer here with me.

What do you believe rainbows mean? How do they make you feel inside? Do they make you smile? Let’s go out and find a Rainbow Today!