Sunday, March 2, 2008

"Thorns Can Be Beautiful"


The Rose
A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully and before it blossomed, he examined it.

He saw the bud that would soon blossom, but noticed thorns upon the stem and he thought, "How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns? Saddened by this thought, he stopped watering the rose, and just before it was ready to bloom...it died.

So it is with many people. Within every soul there is a rose. The God-like qualities planted in us at birth, grow amid the thorns of our faults. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, the defects. We despair, thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us. We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies. We never realize our potential.

Some people do not see the rose within themselves; someone else must show it to them. One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns of another, and find the rose within them.

This is one of the characteristic of love... to look at a person, know their true faults and accepting that person into your life... all the while recognizing the nobility in their soul. Help others to realize they can overcome their faults. If we show them the "rose" within themselves, they will conquer their thorns. Only then will they blossom many times over.

Edited to Add: Let's nurture each other's rose! Have a great Sunday!! - Pinay Wahm

from: Joke of the Day

3 comments:

Ritchelle said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

I COULDN'T GUESS BECAUSE SOME OF YOU ARE USING NICKNAMES LIKE ANNE AND IVY...THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS DROPPING BY TEACHER.

OH BY THE WAY,WITH REGARDS WITH THE LUCKY 3 CONSECUTIVE MESSAGES...IT WAS WHEN I RECEIVED A PAGE RANK OF 3 FROM GOOGLE TOO.HAHAHA...LUGI KA NOH,HAHAHA

asawakomahalko said...

Hi,thanks for the info hehehe anyway di ko nga alam paano dun s spoof ba yun sa "Ebay" hehehe nakita ko na yan pero da oi wala jud ko talent usahay bah ky libog ko hehehe naa man ko id s ebay kay usahay magbaligya man me...kaya nga buhat ko lain paypal id ky premiere acct. man gud ko sige minus mao lagot ayo hhee buhat ko personal din naka-recieve ko atong email nahadlok ko kadali hahhaa abi naku nakawat n akoa money s blogging daku2x n ra ba unta to wala pa naku butangin bank acct. kay gusto naku isahon lang...s ako bank n gigamit sus kay dili man diay dawaton if nagamit na hahaha mao ako lang sa pabay-an na alarm ko kadali hhehehee

Salamat sa info pinaywham...

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