Preparing the Heart: The Petals in Your Pocket




“ZuZu’s Petals”
~Lessons from “It’s a Wonderful Life”~

Our children had to be convinced
Watching black and white holiday movies
Was worthwhile~
This old tale and its characters
Caught them up right away
From steadfast George Bailey
to evil Mr. Potter-
They resonate in our hearts.

What surprised me most
Was our sons’ response to Donna Reed’s Mary:
~where can we find one like her?
Her loyalty and love unequaled,
Never wavering…

I want to be like her for you.
When things go sour
I won’t forget what brought us together
In the first place.
I’m warmth in the middle-of-the-night storm
When you need shelter.
I’m ZuZu’s petals in your pocket
When you are trying to find your way back home.




3 thoughts on “Preparing the Heart: The Petals in Your Pocket

  1. Very difficult, elusive, to find perhaps in the hurried, fractured, sometimes cynical lives we live today —
    but, once found will be cherished, honored, loved – appreciated and, hopefully, emulated.


  2. Your first photo today was beyond words for beautiful. The tenderness of the flower bowing over, then the white, delicate, cold snow just gently laying on the petals, and the red warmth of the color just singing of the humility of knowing more about the wonder of surrender than we often do took me to a sacred space today. Thank you!


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