This article, “The Daffodil Principle,” is such a powerful and encouraging message — especially at the beginning of a new year.
Thanks to the folks at Pure Glory, we now know the original author of the article is Jaroldeen Asplund Edwards. She has passed on, but if you’d like to know more about her, one of her daughters is a blogger and wrote her mother’s obituary, which she has posted on her blog.
Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, “Mother, you must come to see the daffodils before they are over. “I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake Arrowhead “I will come next Tuesday”, I promised a little reluctantly on her third call.
Next Tuesday dawned cold and rainy. Still, I had promised, and reluctantly I drove there. When I finally walked into Carolyn’s house I was welcomed by the joyful sounds of happy children. I delightedly hugged and greeted my grandchildren.
“Forget the daffodils, Carolyn! The road is invisible in these clouds and fog, and there is nothing in the world except you and these children that I want to see badly enough to drive another inch!”
My daughter smiled calmly and said, “We drive in this all the time, Mother.” “Well, you won’t get me back on…
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