Tonight when I took my evening walk, I noticed some dandelions were already getting their little white puff heads.  As I stopped to take a few pictures, memories of young children, blowing feather-light seeds while giggling at the distance their little gems traveled, brought a smile to my face.

When I arrived home, I sat outside on my wooden rocker still smiling at the sight of puckered lips blowing with all their might. Then an idea started to tickle my brain until it moved down to my heart and took root. I like to call it my wishful feeling story.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if dandelion puffs could change the world?  Wouldn’t it be great if we each had the heart of a child?  Children love so sincerely. Wouldn’t it be nice if we loved others unconditionally? Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we all had faith like a little child?

Even though I know there are prickly people and evil in our world, I still feel optimistic about those who are kind and loving. And, I believe that there are more good people than bad.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could spread love like children spread happiness when they blow on the soft dandelion puffs?  A love that could spread, touch, and change the hearts of others?  What a wonderful world it would be.

However, I realize that making a difference and changing lives will definitely take more than a dandelion puff.  Maybe if we could improve our way of thinking, be more loving, forgiving, accepting of others and always look for ways to reach out and make a difference, each one of us could become a symbol of the dandelion seeds. I believe that spreading love is the answer.

I would like to encourage you to pick a dandelion puff, take a big breath and blow the seeds into the air and see how far they travel. Be like those seeds and change the lives of those you meet on your daily path. Change starts with you and me.