‘Our duty in this world is to help others by showing them their roses and not their thorns. Only then can we achieve the love we should feel for each other. Only then can we bloom in our garden.’ ~Author Unknown
A story is told about a man who planted a rose and watered it faithfully and before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw the bud that would soon blossom and also the thorns. And he thought, “How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns?” Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose and before it was ready to bloom, it died. The same goes for each of us too. Unfortunately many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, our weak points and what’s negative. We often do not see the rose within ourselves. Beyond every thorn, there is great beauty and potential. Sometimes we just have to make a bigger effort to see beyond those thorns.