I found this tiny miniature daisy growing in the middle of my lawn just before the lawn men were coming to mow the grass. I saved its life! I dug it up and transplanted it in a flower bed.
There was something symbolic to me about saving its life, especially during these difficult times, so it could continue to live and thrive in a way to live up to it’s full potential. This little daisy stirred several different emotions in me. I felt surprise, joy, hope, curiosity, and contentment, along with expectation and desire for its life to continue. I continue to marvel at the beauty of nature all around us.
A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever
by John Keats
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkened ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old, and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
'Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink.
What a surprise for me today...when I checked on my baby miniature daisy, I found it healthy and thriving so much that there are now 2 blossoms blooming instead of the original one. So, now I feel “doubly” happy. I also see another small bud formed and hope it will bloom soon. It just so happened that when I took the picture there was a very small insect (bee?) coming to collect nectar from the flowers. Gave me warm, fuzzy feelings & warmed my heart! Always remember “The best things in life are free”.