Such soft, fragrant, tender petals and yet just below the bloom .. THORNS! Those thorns are there, not to hurt you but to protect the rose.
“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
― Anne Brontë
To accept the lighter, more beautiful side of someone .. you must also accept the thorns. It’s a package deal and one cannot live without the other. Some might call it the great balance of life.
In a world full of all kinds of trouble … it’s not always easy to “Embrace the Light”.
Worries, fear, sorrow, loss, stress, emotions, etc… so many troubles that can suck the light away from us.
It’s necessary that we take time often to remove ourselves from these troubles and look toward the light… the good life has to offer us. Otherwise, we get sucked into a black hole of negativity that does nothing to help us along our journey.
Today’s post is a simple reminder to take time to reflect on the good in life… just don’t stay in reflection so long that you miss out on the now.