So It Is

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“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” Buddha 

“Look at this flower,” she paused suddenly. “What do you see?”

He tilted his head in thought. “Something pretty,” he said, “and happy…and colorful.”

“That’s a very good answer,” she nodded, “but go deeper, darling, go deeper.”

“Well,” he furrowed his brow. “How about open…and alive…and dancing with the wind?”

She smiled. “I like that. But still, go deeper.”

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The child looked up at his mother, glanced up at the clouds swirling in the blue sky overhead, then lowered his eyes to the field of flowers again. “I believe these flowers might be marvelous!” He finally said. “And magical! Mama, I believe I see a miracle!”

Her face lit up and she reached down to take the miracle of his tiny hand. “So it is with you,” the mother whispered to her son. “So it is with you.”

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Just living is not enough...one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Andersen

I am a mother, a blogger and the author of the memoir Pitter-Pat: A Mother's Journey from Loss to New Life. I am currently in training to be a life coach through Martha Beck's Wayfinder Life Coach Training Program. I write about grief, love, and the beauty of new beginnings. My other interests are meditating, walking outside and doing pretty much anything that brings me closer to nature.

7 Comments

  1. May 12, 2020
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    So special and he is a miracle ! Love this !!!

    • awakeningwildflower
      May 13, 2020
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      Thank you!! 💕

  2. July 23, 2020
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    Life is beautiful if we take time to look and appreciate. Well written and good lessons you are teaching

    • awakeningwildflower
      July 29, 2020
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      Thank you so much!

  3. July 23, 2020
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    Life is beautiful if we take time to look and appreciate. Well written and good lessons you are teaching. Thanks.

  4. Julian
    December 6, 2021
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    Nice, I am a Buddha fan!

    • awakeningwildflower
      December 6, 2021
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      Thanks! Me too 🙂

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