These pretty little flowers

get no respect

simply because they’re weeds.

But, especially given that it’s Earth Day,

it’s time we start redefining beauty

and recognizing the little gifts

Mother Nature gives us each day.

She could have made every weed

an ugly, prickly intruder in our yards.

But these weeds are actually quite lovely

for as long as we let them last.

Look at those vibrant colors,

the detail in those blossoms.

What you see is what you get.

Choose to see beauty.