A Sunflower Gives You A Reason to Smile

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

It is easy to let the day go by without finding something to be grateful for. This sunflower caught my eye and I just had to pull my car over to appreciate the gifts of nature.


No matter what happens in winter or spring when the sunflowers grow, I know they endure the same weather challenges as humans. 


How could you ignore a big sunflower in the sky with puffy white clouds and a blue heavenly background? Sweetness comes to heart whenever I see sunflowers. 

Remembrance of hope, struggles, rain, sun, wind, and drought come out in plain view and the end result is beautiful. In all seasons of life there are challenges to overcome. A sunflower is a good example of  strong resistance and perseverance. 


There's something about sunflowers and poets that can put things into proper perspective and suddenly, I'm at peace. As the poet e.e. cummings said: "to be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night, and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." 


The attractiveness of a simple sunflower can change your mind, attitude, and feelings about life. These past several weeks have been a challenge for me. I'm only human. It took a sunflower to put a smile on my face and I hope it inspires you too ---original content & photo by Patricia Feager on August 21, 2021.

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Comments (18)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia what a great photo and message, I have always loved sunflowers when we lived on the East Coast, funny here in Los Angeles I could probably grow it all year around:)Endre

Aug 22, 2021 10:27 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I love sunflowers.  I planted one last year that grew to 11' 4".  I was amazed at that thing!  It darn near needed a chainsaw to chop it down at end of summer.

Aug 23, 2021 12:39 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Patricia, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Aug 23, 2021 12:46 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - whether literally or figuratively, there is happiness to be found in the sunflowers of our daily lives.  

Aug 23, 2021 01:50 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your photos are always so amazing!  You have such a wonderful way of capturing things with a camera in your hand and your words always inspire me.

Aug 23, 2021 05:24 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

A beautiful flower, photo, and words. Trifecta!

 

I'm sorry to hear your last few weeks have been challenging, and am glad you were able to find something that made you feel good!

 

 

Aug 23, 2021 05:25 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I have not seen a sunflower field this year Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP but if I do prior to harvest I'm sure I will pull over as well. Your post makes me think about the farmers I visited with on Sunday. They were all smiles because we have been in a very sever drought BUT praise God we had 4" of rain this week. It's been so dry that there was NO RUNOFF! It all soaked into the ground and did not even fill up the ditches.

Aug 23, 2021 05:52 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Patricia! Yes indeed sunflowers (especially fields of them) can make me smile

Aug 23, 2021 08:17 AM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP I am trying to apply literal perseverance to re-bloom my orchid. I hope all is improving with your situation.  I like the cummings quote.

Aug 23, 2021 09:45 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia amazing how something so big can grow from a very small seed.

Aug 23, 2021 12:03 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. - sunflowers are amazing! There is so much history to be told about the flower and how it was instrumental in providing food and shelter to the earliest people on earth. 

Thank you for dropping by! I appreciate you very much. 

Aug 25, 2021 05:35 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - Thank you for the Feature in the Photos Group! As always, you are appreciated dearly.

Growing a few seeds and discovering a plant that grows 11'4' tall with a very thick stalk is amazing! I can only imagine what a surprise that was! Sunflowers are beautiful and truly a sight to behold! I'm glad it happened to you!

 

Thanks for sharing!!!

Aug 26, 2021 05:49 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - isn't it wonderful to witness the dramatic size and the depth of happiness a sunflower brings? I love it!!! Looking up makes one realize just how small you are in comparison to tall sunflower. 

Aug 26, 2021 05:54 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - there is an old saying that flattery gets you____________. I say hogwash! flattery makes me humble and I love sharing the wonders of nature with people like you!

Aug 26, 2021 05:56 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - "Trifecta!" Gosh, that makes me feel terrific! A simple, yet breathtaking beauty inspires me to write and I'm glad there are people like you who appreciate it. 

Thank you!!!

Aug 26, 2021 06:00 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Bob "RealMan" Timm - I pray you get the rain you need and the sunflowers grow tall and strong. You need something to look up to and have good reasons to smile. I wish you happiness and safety for your children. 

Aug 28, 2021 06:45 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Rocky Dickerson - I love that a field of sunflowers gives so much to the birds and bees and all human beings. We have a lot to be grateful for, don't we?

Aug 28, 2021 06:47 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wendy Rulnick - As they say and how I live - one day at a time. I have faith, hope, and charity that resides inside my heart. Thank you for your compassionate nature and for being here on ActiveRain. Your support is truly appreciated. 

Aug 29, 2021 06:01 AM