Happy May Day!
The highlight of this day when I was a kid was pouring over the wallpaper books and picking the paper for the cone. Flowers are fleeting. I’ve heard people say that they don’t like giving flowers because they wilt and won’t last.
If flowers aren’t your thing, I’m not going to argue with you. But I will push back on investing in what appears fleeting.
This year I am aware of a lesson flowers offer: Enjoy today. The season is passing. The colors are vibrant. If wait to enjoy it or wait for life to settle down, you’ll miss it. Instead, flowers are a spiritual discipline in noticing and embracing mystery in the midst of the distractions of our self-labeled important lives.
I saw this sign at the Denver Botanic Gardens:
This is what I’m telling myself this May Day: Appreciate the ways God has sprinkled beauty into your days that might not be there tomorrow and yet may live forever. See your life as a garden. It’s to be cultivated. It’s seasonal. There will be times of fallowness and great bounty. Find the beauty in what you have today. Take time to notice.
Are you a flowers person? If not, what points to fleeting beauty in your life? We all have something!