Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thorns

We are putting together our Thank You cards, and I've been looking for quotes about gratitude. I came across this quote, and I thought I would share:

Some people are always grumbling
because roses have thorns;
I am thankful
that thorns have roses.

Alphonse Karr

What an interesting perspective. I think we spend a lot of time worried about how bad things ruin beauty (or joy). I wonder how differently we would view the world if we focused more on the beauty that comes out of all situations. I don't think that anyone is very happy when they get stuck with the thorns. But at least if we can recognize that the thorns have some goodness, some beauty, the world literally has much more potential and possibility.

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