My Friend Daisy

I have a friend named Daisy. I was over at her house not long ago. Daisy and I are more than friends; we understand each other. She has gorgeous big eyes and she really looks at me. She will sit with me and look into my eyes until something really amazing comes along; like a butterfly, or perhaps a really cool avocado that just fell from the tree.

Daisy and I hold hands, touch foreheads, and purr at each other. We don’t care if the other has anything important to say we just like hanging out. The best part is when I look into Daisy’s eyes, I feel seen, adored and totally accepted. These are Daisy’s most treasured gifts and she gives them to me freely.

Daisy teaches me the same lessons that are making the rounds again on the web and that is that we should: live simply, love generously, care deeply and speak kindly.

You and I know these things.  I know them, I really do. So, I am practicing being like Daisy. Oh, I am aware that being nice is not a “hip” thing to be. But Daisy and I don’t care. It is fun being nice. Try it. Yes, you take the risk of laughing more, having people smile back at you, getting moved to the front of the line because someone remembered your “niceness.” Oh, you also risk making someone’s day; I like that.

My friend Daisy has that kind of impact without even thinking about it. She is just being Daisy; bring joy, being absolutely loyal, willing to have total fun, focused, and commitment and in the next moment move on to something else. When I can be like Daisy, my days have more sunshine regardless of the weather.  I have a little bounce in my step and people turn their heads as I walk by because I can’t help but smile at them.

Daisy helps me lift that veil and see life as it was always meant to be lived. As the lesson from the web, which personifies Daisy’s lessons, says, “When loved ones come home, always run to greet them, never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. Take Naps. Run, romp and play daily. Thrive on attention and let people touch you, deeply. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. When you are happy, dance around. Never pretend to be something you are not. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.  When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.” Finally and most importantly, “enjoy every moment, of every day.”

I hope you have a Daisy in your life.