Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Be a weed

From the title of this post you might be a little stunned.

Why in the world would you want to be a weed?

Flowers are obviously much more beautiful and liked by more people

So why not be a flower?

This is my reason why.

I was out golfing yesterday and we were driving on the paved golf path.

On this path there were spots where the pavement was being lifted up to form a mound.

Peaking out from these mounds of pavement were weeds.

Maybe that's not so shocking to most but it always baffles me that a weed will grow anywhere.

They grow on the tops of mountains, the grow out of concrete, it could snow in July

killing all other plant life but weeds, and it seems no matter how many times you spray

weed killer a dandelions little yellow heads pop up the next week.

Weeds are resilient.

They withstand any type of environment and condition they are placed in.

So like weeds, as a person we need to be strong enough to withstand whatever comes our way.

Trials, temptations, heartbreak, or simply a bad hair cut. We need to have

a good attitude and faith to know that things will be okay.

This week we might feel like we are dying but by next week things won't seem so bad

and we'll be able to pop our head out, just like a dandelion

So now I kind of think weeds are beautiful in their own way.


jaron said...

so true so true hehe

Madison Beazer said...

Mmmk love this.

Leah said...

Chanel. Thanks SO much for this post. It's exactly what I needed to read tonight so thanks for taking the time to write and post it.

Taylor Family said...

I've thought about this a bunch as well. The only thing keeping me from being a weed is that they're also obnoxious! I've wondered if they even see things like a sidewalk or hard ground an obstacle. What is an obstacle to a weed? Your post made me think how some things that are easy to me may seem impossible to others.