Sharon Dunn this week/weed or wildflower

» Posted on Mar 31, 2008 in Blog | Comments Off on Sharon Dunn this week/weed or wildflower

Congratulations, Patricia. You are the winner of Jill Elizabeth Nelson’s book.

This week I’m hosting Sharon Dunn. She is offering Death of a Garage Sale Newbie in a drawing. You can enter by either leaving a comment with your email in the comment or emailing me at The drawing ends Sunday evening.

Bio of Sharon Dunn:

Sharon Dunn is the author of five books, all of them humorous who-dun-its for the Christian market. Her second book in the Ruby Taylor mystery series, Sassy Cinderella and the Valiant Vigilante, was voted Book of the Year by American Christian Fiction Writers.

When she isn’t writing or being the mom taxi for her kids, Sharon works part time at a university. She lives with her hubby of twenty years, three kids and three cats. She loves the first sip of coffee in the morning, the timelessness of C.S. Lewis’ writing and feeling sunshine on her face. You can read more about her at .

A weed or a wildflower
By Margaret Daley

One of my granddaughters got me to think about how we look at things means everything. I know I should already realize that, but it was something she said to me that made me stop and really think about a person’s outlook could make all the difference in the world.

We were driving back to her house. I saw a field carpeted in purple and said, “Look at that. Isn’t that beautiful?”

“They’re weeds, Grandma Margaret,” she said.

“Some people call them weeds, but others call them wildflowers.”


“Yep,” I said.

Later as I mulled over what I’d said to my granddaughter, I realized how important it was to look at something in a positive light—a favorable one. We don’t like weeds, but flowers are one of the things that add beauty to our lives. What I am going to strive to do is to look at a field full of wildflowers, not one full of weeds. I think I will be better off looking at the positive, not the negative, and every time I see a wildflower I will be reminded of that.

So which kind of day are you going to have: a weed or wildflower one?