Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sunflowers and sunshine

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do." - Helen Keller

I'm growing sunflowers, or...I'm trying at least. During one of my after-workout dashes to clean house post new year, I stumbled across the minature sunflower garden that my oldest friend sent me for my birthday in June. It takes me about that long or longer to get around to things...procrastination is one of my biggest pitfalls.

Exactly 15 days ago, I planted them and made the plastic bag greenhouse just like the directions told me to. Today, I have little sprouts. Very rarely do I bring plant like things to life in my house. I'm much better and killing them by lack of watering.

As I sat on the couch admiring the little sprouts basking in the sunshine, I caught myself staring at how the sunshine was reflecting throughout different parts of the front room. This is what I saw hiding in plain view on the boxes strewn around in my living room.

Everyone has some little bit of flair to add to the world.

"Why be pretty...

...when you can be gorgeous."

True that.

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