Why don’t rabbits eat dandelions? It’s really a simple request, that would benefit all concerned. Let me back up. In my neighborhood, we have our share of wild rabbits. You can see them scamper about at dusk and early in the morning. The rabbits in my neighborhood like to eat flowers, particularly my wife’s tulips. Of course, this doesn’t go over very well. So I wonder why they don’t eat dandelions instead. I have a wonderful assortment in my grass. These bunnies are more than welcome to dine on this pesky weed, that won’t go away. They could eat until their furry bellies are full. But alas, the dandelions flourish, while the tulips are headed for extinction.
I guess when we look around there are many situations that can get to us. Like, why does the car behind me have to tailgate me? Why is there a person on the “5 Items or less” check out aisle with 8 items? How come every major highway in the Twin Cites seems to be under construction? Yes, the list of unanswered questions goes on and on, all of which highlight life’s little annoyances. But it’s really the way you look at it. Wouldn’t it be better to see the grass and not focus on the weeds? Maybe acknowledging that my driving habits annoy others would change my perspective. What about talking kindly to the people on line, rather than counting items would help. Now the highway is different story. Without construction, roads would become dangerous, even impassable. It’s a necessity.
I guess it all boils down to what we set our sights on, as we go through life. Certainly there is enough out there to make you crazy, if you let it! I think it’s about focus, or fine-tuning our minds. I think this is what Paul meant when he said, “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Phil 4:8 (NLT) Who knows, maybe dandelions were once beautiful flowers, that became a weed, only after “The Fall”. If this is true, then Adam should take care of my lawn!