dandelion wisdom
© creative commons stock photos  ID 82961274 | Dreamstime Stock Photos

Sometimes traditional stories hit the right spot. This one often does for me.

Nadia spent the whole autumn sowing and preparing his garden. In the spring, the flowers opened, and Nadia noticed a few dandelions that he had not planted.

Nadia pulled them up. But the seeds had already spread, and others grew. He tried to find a poison that would kill only dandelions. An expert told him that any poison would end up killing all the other flowers too. In despair, Nadia sought help from a gardener.

‘It’s just like marriage,’ said the gardener. ‘Along with the good things, there are always a few inconveniences.’

‘What should I do, then?

‘Nothing. They may not be the flowers you intended to have, but they are still part of the garden.’


May we embrace all aspects of our garden and the unexpected that life brings our way.

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

37 comments on “Inspiration – Dandelions

  1. We all have our dandelions!

    Liked by 4 people

  2. still part of the garden. Bam!

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Dandelions are an edible food. The only reason I pull them is because my HOA is so strict about weeds. I like to leave them for the bees to have early food. And they hold the ground showing you where you need to work a little harder. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Wonderful way to look at life and of course, marriage.

    Liked by 5 people

  5. I like dandelions! 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Yes, indeed. Great metaphor

    Liked by 2 people

  7. As my 9-year-old granddaughter says, “What wrong with dandelions? They’re cheerful and they’re pretty.” Just like those “inconveniences” in our life. Looked at another way, we see the good, the sweet, the necessity of inconvenience. xo

    Liked by 3 people

  8. As they say, it’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow anyone any good! Dandelions are a very pretty plant!

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Excellent advice! As someone who often tried a little too hard to control what’s in her garden, it’s something I needed to hear.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. So it is. The good with the less good…and I can tell I have missed even the less good.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Beautiful and timely story Val. Dandelions are also very useful and nutritious. ♡

    Liked by 2 people

  13. We have dandelions in the garden and I love them 🙂 Lovely post!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. doing nothing can be very hard…have a beautiful day Val ☺️💫 smiles hedy

    Liked by 2 people

  15. I appreciate your thoughts! Marriage is very much accepting the good with the bad!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Pingback: Empty Bobbins: How I Met My Husband – Quest Quilts

I'd love to hear from you ...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: