One of the things that shows up often in this story is this one single, yellow flower. Much-Afraid will be traveling through an area that seems devoid of everything. Areas where it would seem impossible for anything to grow or survive. And her heart seems to be the same. Those times when she is feeling most overwhelmed or crushed under the weight of loss she finds this little yellow flower. And the flower sings to her a song of “acceptance with joy”.
This flower is her one thousand gifts.
I’ve struggled to understand how counting blessings can make a difference in the crushing weight of loss, depression or anxiety. But this flower reminds me that even in the middle of a dry desert there is a blessing to be counted.