Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do. ~ Helen Keller

I’m prepared to take on board any advice from such a woman as Helen Keller.

Like A Sunflower?

I don’t know about you, but I know I can certainly learn something from the sunflower. But sometimes, I’m dense and I don’t learn my lessons well enough.  So I allow myself to be affected by things I hear in passing or over-analyzing people’s behavior motives. Sometimes unpleasant conversation between two people I know – even if the matter has nothing to do with me – can affect me. However,  I’m trying to move away from that.

Would you be shocked if I told you that I hardly read the newspapers any more? No, I’m not running away from the reality of the world around me.  I am aware of the what’s happening around the world, but I don’t really want to get into hearing in great detail of all the gruesome stories. I’d rather read about people who are reaching out to others.  Or someone who has not allowed circumstances or handicaps to keep them down.  If I see someone in pain, I’d rather reach out to them, than mourn the ‘darkness’ that has befallen us all.

I’m no where near being a completely positive person. It’s a long journey. But I’ve set out on it.

Here’s a children’s song – The Sunflower Song – packed with wisdom.

Do you want to be like a sunflower?