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It’s A Dandelion Day!!

February 1, 2011

It's A Dandelion Day!!

Meet Kitty.  Yes, you read it correctly, her name is Kitty and she is a dog.

I would say that, in general, we are a family that likes large dogs….then Kitty came along.

There isn’t a person that has met Kitty that does not like her….even those that prefer large dogs.  Why is that?  I have pondered this for some time now but I think I have finally figured it out.  To Kitty, every day is A Dandelion Day!

This photograph pretty much says it all.  A Dandelion Day is from this day forward, defined as a day: where no holes are barred, where  there are no limiting thoughts, where anything is possible, to throw caution to the wind, that is full speed ahead … get the picture.

My husband took this photo.  If you would ask him what kind of a day he was having he would often reply “a dandelion day”.  He was much like Kitty, that is probably why they got along so well.  He lived his life by the Dandelion Day definition.

At times, it is difficult to be surrounded by people/dogs that experience life in this way.  After all, shouldn’t you be concerned, wonder how things are going to work out and try to make life happen the way you want it to?  (Oh contraire, remember the last post?).

It is pretty easy to have a down day when you think of it.  It seems as though countries experiencing unrest and division out-number those that are at peace, the market and economies of the world are not showing the recovery that was expected and we are in the middle of winter in the northern hemisphere….

The outcome of most of what happens around us is entirely out of our control.  Perhaps the best way to limit the stress of daily living is to have A Dandelion Day!!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2011 6:31 am

    Great post!!
    You should write a book!

  2. February 1, 2011 5:14 pm

    Jennifer Welch commented on your link.
    Jennifer wrote: “wonderful blog Carolynn. Love the picture of Kitty running in the dandelions. I will never see a field of dandelions in the same light again. Thank you for this perspective. Jenn”

  3. February 1, 2011 7:54 pm

    The photograph of “Kitty” running with such joyful abandon through a field of wildflowers is beautiful. Your thoughts about “a dandelion day” reminded me of a FB friend’s favorite quotation “Carpe diem” which is loosely translated as “seize the day.” I had forgotten this, but had read some of Horace in college. To me, having “a dandelion day” and seizing the day are somewhat similar. Both imply staying in the now – enjoying the present – understanding our mortality – and essentially flowing with the moment rather than being in resistance. Your words are positive. I think we do have to – on some level -consciously “choose” to embrace a dandelion day or seize the day – make it our own – make it as joyous as we can – and flow with the moments of our life. Not always easy! I guess it takes practice! In the springtime, it is always the dandelions that seem to come forth from the earth first and then we want to get rid of them when they spread through the grass. They are seen as weeds. I read that a weed is but an unloved flower. Thank you for your sharing!

  4. February 1, 2011 8:42 pm

    After receiving the caption explanation…a pic is truly worth 2000 words.

  5. February 2, 2011 7:35 pm

    Love this! And yes Dale’s attitude towards life is what I remember most about him.

    I try to have Dandilion Days too, but here it will soon be Daffodil Days as “Delehantys’ Daffodil Hill” as the neighbors call it, is about to burst forth. Over the years we have planted over 2,000 bulbs and they have multiplied and mulitplied. They are all over the place on the lower 3 acres of our property, outgrowing the established flower beds long ago. February is a dreary month here so the daffodils were planted to change that. They do a fine job of it.

    • February 2, 2011 9:31 pm

      Wow Sandy, that would be amazing to see!! Maybe you can post that on your blog when they are in full bloom.

  6. Bonnie Crosse permalink
    February 20, 2011 5:33 pm

    Sandy sent me the picture and story. Just love it! Miss seeing you. Hugs, Bonnie
    PS. I do a blog every Friday. Sometimes painting, sometimes not.
    Some of the stories mention my dear old dog.

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