Every year I anxiously await their arrival in the stores. Lo and behold two days ago I walked into Trader Joe"s and THERE they were. I learned long ago that you buy them with the buds closed. Quickly I bought a bunch of the tightly closed daffodils (smiling all the way home I might add!).
That brings me to the "message" of the daffodil. We are well into Lent, that time when we strive so hard to transform our inner selves again and again and again. I think of being tightly closed, hiding the beauty within.....then gradually opening up to reveal and see the beauty within.
Each of us experiences transformation(s) many times throughout our lives. We are in situations where we hold back, won't "expose" the exquisiteness of us, afraid to be vulnerable. And THEN, someone or something calls us to TRUST....to allow those inner petals to gently unfold, revealing the unique beauty that is us.
Therein lies the message.