Gifts For the Birdies and the Squirrels

Gifts For the Birdies and the Squirrels

“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”~Buddha

I have so many things that could upset me today, so many things that I could try and control today, so many things that could upset the balance of my universe. I refuse. I refuse to allow outside disturbances to put me on a path that does not lead to peace. Peace of mind and peace of heart. Pure peace and that alone shall stand. Yesterday my sunflowers needed to be cut down, they had been attacked by earwigs and were sickly looking. Yet, even though they looked sick, upon closer inspection I could see that they still bore the fruits of their labors. They were loaded with sunflower seeds. So, in apology for their early demise, I cut them down and offered the sunflower heads to the birdies and the squirrels. After all they might as well give their fruits back to nature. Much like life, some thing or some one may look sickly on the outside, however; if you look deep enough you can find the seeds of good offering themselves up for sharing and giving back in a spirit of peace and good will. 

My Sunflower Heads














9 responses »

  1. Thanks for giving me a shout out! I like your sunflower tree. I had to hang on tight 😉 to my Buddha conscientiousness to get my picture of the squirrel.

  2. I think that the sunflowers look fabulous on your tree, Jaz! What a good idea. I bet the birdies and critters are quite pleased, too. Hope you and your heart feel better. Hugs, ~ Lily

  3. I discovered Jack Johnson a couple of years ago when the customer service department of some big bank or something had me on hold for waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long. The song they kept repeating was “Banana Pancakes.” I fell in love with it, and Johnson’s music, bought all his music that I could find, made me some banana pancakes while listening to Banana Pancakes, and forgave the big bank for placing me on hold for so long.

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