Blog 1266 – 02.26.2019


I have been privileged in my travels to have more than once driven by large fields of sunflowers. They are beautiful and this picture got me thinking that perhaps those of you who do not love the cold winter months as much as I do might be needing a break from the cold, snow, and blustery winter days. I aim to please so here is a beautiful sunshiny picture of sunflowers.

The last verse of one of my favorite song lyrics comes to mind:

“I wish you shelter from the storm

A cozy fire to keep you warm

But most of all when snowflakes fall

I wish you love.”

Songwriter: Paul Young

So do the sunflowers and all of creation for if I have it correct, God, the Universe, is love and therefore you and I and everything in it too are love and loved. Sunflowers, are so named I am told, for the way they turn their lovely faces toward the sun. We would all do will to follow their example and “Always look on the sunny side.”

Keep On The Sunny Side

In one of my all time favorite movies, As Good As It Gets, starring the incomparable Jack Nicholson, Jack’s character has “some issues” but learns to overcome them and what does it for him is merely allowing himself to love, a little doggie and the lovable Helen Hunt. If you have not seen this movie, do yourself a favor and see it. The message is clear – love changes everything.

I believe the we live, move, breath, and have our being “In Love” and that the mere realizing of that is life changing and in the best way. Sunflowers turn their beautiful faces to their source and so should we, our hearts and our minds as well. It is interesting to me that many people complain about Monday and think of it as the first day of the week but actually Sunday is the first day of the week and should remind us that shining is what the Sun and we do best. Even if it’s cloudy, rainy, snowy, or midnight the Sun is always shining. Take it from me and the sunflowers, it is going to be a great day.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

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