My sweetie, The Mower of the Lawn, has been kind enough to leave this inadvertent wildflower garden, and we walk out every evening after dinner, just to gaze at the fleabane.
Fleabane lives up to its name--banishing fleas, but, more importantly nowadays, repelling ticks.
The Dharma helps us banish those pests of mental states that bug us. We substitute the opposite qualities: forgiving ourselves for not understanding life, practicing kindness toward ourselves and others.
The fleabane makes me smile and creates happiness.