A Lesson From A Rose Bush

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A flower doesn’t compete with other flowers, it just blooms.

Hello beautiful people.

Recently, I met a rose bush for the first time.  It was so beautiful that I had to personify it.  I’ve received roses individually and in dozens, but I had never seen a rose bush in all its glory.  Never picked, only pruned. Roses still in tact, thorns and all. It was a sight to see.

While admiring, I wondered what it must be like to be a rose in a rose bush.  What would I want the world to know?

Here is what came to mind…

Embrace Your Thorns

You keep trying to fix or get rid of your thorns in hopes of one day joining the picked roses. Seemingly without flaws and recognized for their silk petals and long stems.  You long to be worthy enough to be among the forever roses that supposedly never die.  You think that a box of belonging is better than being in a rose bush of thorns. So you pretend that the roses next to you are invisible because your eye is on the “prize”, and now, instead of seeing them as the mirrors of blessings that they are, you see them as a distraction.

What you don’t realize is that your thorns are protecting who you were created to be.  They protect your connection to your Source which provides the sunlight and water you need to grow.  You were not meant to be picked by society, transformed, and packaged to fit into its idea of worthiness and beauty.  You were made to be admired and loved in  every stage of growth no matter where you are planted.

You were made to believe that your thorns were unacceptable and would prevent you from reaching goals, but that is far from the truth. Your thorns are what make you uniquely beautiful, and the presence of your thorns do not hinder your growth. You will bloom anyway.

So embrace your thorns, face the sun, and do what you were created to do.

Flourish.

 

 

 

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