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'Daffodil Raindrops'
(Archived on Thursday - April - 01/04/2010 )

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  Photo was taken at Grace Dieu Retreat House, near Tramore, Co.Waterford  
These daffodils are weighed over with the raindrops but still radiate a beauty that would lift anyone's heart even on a wet day.

(These daffodils remind me of the burdens we all carry on our shoulders from time to time and even despite the burdens how we do our best to get on with our day as best we can.)


Thought on Thursday - April - 01/04/2010

‘For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.’ ~ From a Sanskrit poem

The sight of daffodils in full bloom and others still in bud is a remarkable sight at the start of April. They are behind schedule by at least five or six weeks. The beat of nature is constantly in tune with what’s going on around. When these flowers should have come up there was an icy chill and a bitterly cold wind blowing. The daffodils waited their time and stuck it out. There are times too in our lives when we need to wait our time. When we experience those icy cold moments in our lives we may also have to do the same. What is precious, important and lasting will always wait until the moment is right. There are some who will simply choose not to wait. Today may be Fool’s Day but the daffodil wasn’t fooling around when it chose to wait its moment. The daffodil reminds us that life may yield darkness, stunted growth, stagnation and missed opportunities. But importantly from all these comes life, growth, opportunity and new beginnings. Our daffodil will significantly add to the message of Easter this coming weekend.

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