I was in Home Depot on Saturday to look at wooden posts for birdhouses. I passed on the posts but as I was heading out the store I came across some sunflowers. I picked up one pot and smiled. Sunflowers have a way of undoing the worst of stress. I then put the flower down, thinking I will just plant some seed. I start walking away and a lady smiles at me. You should get it, she says smiling. A very knowing smile. You think so? I ask, knowing darn well she found a path to my soul. Yes, I think so. And not just one, she replies. I think you should get two. I laugh and agree, picking up the pots with a chuckle. I figured it a sign. She saw the joy I found with the flower. I will still plant the seed and watch the flower come to life, but why wait for such obvious happiness. Ask the Home Depot angel who encouraged the purchase. Now I can have the flower all summer long. And so can the birds and the bees.
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