Roses And Thorns
As Spring draws ever closer I am reminded about spring cleaning. Many take advantage of this time to clean out a lot of clutter and deep clean. Do we need to clean up other things too? It is easy to fall into the habit of grumbling. I don’t know about you, but I dislike being around a grumbler, so I certainly don’t like looking into the mirror and finding one! Grumblers are never happy. There is always something wrong with everything. If the skies are sunny, then the day is too hot. If the day is cloudy then there must be a storm brewing. Alphonse Karr once said, “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” I think Alphonse had an interesting way of looking at life, actually. Our journey in is often paved with more thorns than roses, and if we aren’t careful it is easy fall into the trap of grumbling about the thorns. Once we are in that trap, it’s difficult to get free. Difficult, but not impossible! Trust me on this one; no one wants to be around a grumbler. Alphonse has the key to turn it all around for all of us. Let’s start giving thanks that the thorns have roses. Before long, the grumblers will become grateful! It will also make your garden much more beautiful as the blooms of spring begin.
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