W = Weeds

Be the weed growing through the cracks in the cement, beautiful – because it doesn’t know it’s not supposed to grow there.
Shane Koyczan
from Instructions for a Bad Day

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I don’t remember where I encountered this quote but it really stuck with me.  I think I’m the typical person who tends to see weeds as something undesirable.  I curse at them in my garden and interloping onto my lawn.

This quote however, casts weeds into a different light and gives them the qualities of resilience and tenacity which we prize in ourselves and applaud in others.

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So today my message is a very simple one.  Embrace your inner weed – for not only are they tough little survivers, but nature provided them with a beauty of their own.

 

 

 

 

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About Joanne Sisco

Retired but not idle. Life is an adventure - I plan to continue to embrace it.
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21 Responses to W = Weeds

  1. A great piece of wisdom and as we await spring I long to see the weeds bloom!

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  2. archecotech says:

    Embrace the “weed”, great. Love it. Just be careful cause little weeds grow like puppies. Cute when they are little, but change as they grow. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? The apple of my eye, is beautiful with rose colored glasses on. Take them off and it’s a whole new perspective.

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  3. It’s a great quote and also shows that the adaptable shall inherit the earth.

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  4. nancytex2013 says:

    Love the sentiment, Joanne!

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  5. Kathe W. says:

    that is NOT a weed- that is a lobelia….self seeds quite easily!
    http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/scene3417.html

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  6. M-R says:

    Lovely, Joanne … even though I’ve never seen a weed around here anywhere NEAR as pretty as that one. Still a terrific concept.

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  7. sueslaght says:

    Perhaps the inner weed is one’s determination. I like the analogy.

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  8. Beautiful post and one of my favourite quotes too! I try my best to embrace my inner weed 🙂 xx

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  9. Love it! I’m going to embrace my inner weed! Thanks Joanne!

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  10. Weeds certainly never give up! And they can be found in places you would think nothing could grow. Great blog post!

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