Like A Sunflower

>> Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I recently came back from a one-week trip in France and I find the French countryside very appealing, with its endless fields of wheat and sunflowers and vineyards. Unfortunately for me, we didn't get to stay at the countryside so that I can only content myself with watching the landscape and taking some snaps when I can.

Each time we pass by sunflower fields on our road trips, I always remember this song that goes like this:
Like a sunflower that follows
Every moment of the sun,
So I turn towards You, to follow You my God.
In simplicity, charity I follow (2)
In simplicity, honesty I follow (2)
In simplicity, fidelity I follow (2)
Are you familiar with this song? It's kind of a spiritual song but it's simplicity allows one to learn it quite easily. I always find sunflowers to be cheerful, with its golden yellow color giving me a feeling of happiness.

And as you may all know, sunflowers have many uses. The seeds are mainly extracted for its edible oil. The seeds are also used as cereals, salad toppers and other culinary uses. It is also a good source of Vitamin E. Did you know that one serving of oil roasted sunflower seeds provides an individual with up to 76% of the daily requirement? Yes, it provides that much vitamin E. Aside from that, it is also a good source of healthy fats, protein, fiber, and plenty of other healthy benefits. It is also a good source of fiber so if you are having problems with your bowel movement, you can munch on those yummy sunflower seeds for a hearty snack!



4 beautiful reactions:

7thchurch July 24, 2010 at 6:27 AM  

wonderful poem!

7thchurch July 24, 2010 at 6:28 AM  

wonderful poem!

SHOUBHIK BOSE September 11, 2010 at 6:38 PM  

Hey.. we (me and school mates) sung this hymn in school.. its really a very soothing song.. :-)

Madame Giraffe August 22, 2012 at 3:09 PM  

This is wonderful! I have been looking for this song all summer long. I use this hymn as a teacher, and use sunflowers as a theme in my classrooms. I find that the sunflower is a strong symbol that the students will remember, forever.

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