What if there were a cup that was always full, no matter how much we drink from it?
Every time a flower opens, a new cup of beauty is created.
Can you see the life force working its magic? The mysterious doings inside the protective coat of green?
What if, as we drink this cup of beauty, it were transformed into a cup of kindness or a bowl of compassion we gratefully share with others?
What would our world look like if all children learned to tend a garden, not only to feed their bodies with vegetables but also to nourish their souls with flower beauty? Would our prisons be less populated places? Would our elderly have more visitors and feel less isolated? Would our landscapes be greener? Would our physical and emotional health look different?
What if, instead of a school prayer or the pledge of allegiance, children would have the option to meditate on a flower, or write a poem about it, before their school day began?
Might we gain a different perspective on things?
Get to the heart of the matter in a different way?
What if each flower were a Cup of Beauty?
This post was created in response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme: World Cups.