Sunflower Suzie was sitting on a bench in the garden. It was a cool autumn day. The wind was blowing. Leaves were falling from the oak and maple trees. Animals were scurrying around trying to get ready for winter.
“Aren’t you cold?” asked Sunflower Suzie’s husband, George, who was cleaning up the yard.
“No,” said Sunflower Suzie. “Actually the cool wind feels good on my stem and leaves. It makes me feel alive.”
Sunflower Suzie woke up one morning to find out that she had turned into a real live sunflower. At first she was having a hard time dealing with it but as time went on, she learned to accept who she was and she was actually starting to love herself.
George sat down on the bench beside his wife. The two sat and watched as a chipmunk scurried around the ground, looking for acorns. Sunflower Suzie smiled.
“Now that is nice to see,” said George.
“What is?” asked Sunflower Suzie.
“Your smile,” said George.
“Oh that,” said Sunflower Suzie. “I am in a happy place in my life right now.”
“I can see that,” said George. “I am happy for that.”
“It has been a hard adjustment for me,” said Sunflower Suzie.
Yes,” said George. “I know it has.”
“I accept who I am and what I am,” said Sunflower Suzie. “In fact, I love my life. I love myself and I love you as well.”
“I am very proud of you,” said George, giving Sunflower Suzie a hug and kiss. “I love you as well.”
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