Would you like to know how a daffodil can help you plan your wedding? If so, then I have a little story to share with you. A dear friend sent this to me years ago and I think of it often when I have a large task in front of me. And, of course, it helps that it’s a story about flowers…….
The daffodil principle
“The Daffodil Principle” by Jaroldeen Edwards is a charming story about a woman and her daughter who travel to the local mountains to visit a daffodil garden.
When they arrive at the garden, the mother is awe struck at the sight of acres of daffodils planted near a home. The mother asks who did this? And how? They find a sign near the home with the explanation:
“Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking,” was the headline. The first answer was a simple one…. “50,000 bulbs,” it read. The second answer was, “One at a time, by one woman. Two hands, two feet, and one brain.” The third answer was, “Begun in 1958.”
The mother reflects:
“Planting one bulb at a time, year after year, this unknown woman had forever changed the world in which she lived. The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principles of celebration – learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time–and learning to love the doing, learning to use the accumulation of time.”
I love this story. And, of course, it’s a life lesson, but so appropriate to planning a wedding: Take that task that you have never done before (planning your wedding) and do a little every day to achieve the wedding you’ve dreamed of. So when you start planning your wedding, remember the daffodils. Happy planning!