Lessons Learned from Lavender Lilacs
--by butterfly, posted May 12, 2009
I was strolling by some lavender colored lilacs which were clustered alongside the sidewalk yesterday on the way to catch a ride with my neighbor who was joining me for a community dinner gathering. The quiet and soft movement of the little flowers as they danced in the breeze just made me pause for a moment. I looked at them swaying in the breeze as if they were alive and happy. I thought about how it would feel to make another human being alive and happy like those lilacs...
It was Mother's Day and although I was many continents away from my mother, I thought about my neighbor, who is a mother too. In fact, a mother of two. In addition to wanting to express my thanks to her for giving me a ride to the upcoming evening gathering, I scrambled back home with my new idea unfolding in my mind. I rummaged through my yellow pages, located the nearest florist, and darted over there ensuring that they had flowers with a money back guarantee unless they added a bright feel to warm a mother's heart.
Collecting a bouquet of sunshine yellow daffodils, I opened the door of my neighbor, the door of a mother, the door of someone who smiled and hugged and held my hand tightly with joy. Such a fleeting exchange in a doorway made a mother dance with life and I have to thank the lilacs for that moment! :)
Thank you ~