Ode to the dandelions

I picked them up and threw them away not knowing the treasures they held.

Vitamins A,B,C,E,K and if I eat them in the sun… well, there’s D!

Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium too. Goodness for me and you!

Fry the flowers in batter for a special sweet snack or blend the greens and roots in a smoothie. An expensive green supplement we bought held, surprise! Dandelion powder.

Yellow manes blowing in the wind, no water or care required. My daughter blows seeds in the wind ensuring they’ll be around for a while.

I still pick most up and throw them away ‘cause there’s just too many to eat but instead of being angry and stomping my feet I say “Thanks God for this free treat.”

They are not super pretty and can take over the lawn but they are lesson to me. To seek the worth of every living thing . Imagine what surprises there may be.

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