Amy Rees Anderson

Choose Your Perspective

My Mother is a woman of many talents. She writes poetry, she’s written song lyrics, she’s published a book, she draws, she does beautiful sculptures, and the list of her talents goes on and on, but at the top of that list has to be raising ten children. Having raised two children myself I can only imagine the life lessons a mother would learn raising ten little children. One of those lessons she shared in a poem she wrote when her children were young:


“Oh, Mother!”
she cried
with eyes aglow,
“Spring is really here!
I know!
I just saw the most BEAUTIFUL Dandelion!”
A dandelion!
Not an hour ago,
in the self-same spot,
I shook my head in disgust
and thought,
“Such ugly weeds!”
The soft yellow balls
spoke only of toil;
of my summer-long battle
to save the soil
from this small enemy.
Oh, ‘Father,’
to be as a child
and see
Life’s Beauty-
instead of

-Leslie Pearson Rees

What a great reminder as we head into a new week ahead to choose our perspective – see the dandelions as flowers rather than weeds.

“When you look at a field of dandelions you can either see a hundred weeds or a hundred wishes.” -unknown

Have a great Monday!

~Amy Rees Anderson (author of the book “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel in Business & Life” )

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