What a lovely thing a rose is…

roseSuch 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.

Many Blessings,