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This rose is called a Pretty Lady.
When she was a bud, something chewed on her, leaving gaping holes in her petals.
I was sure this bloom was lost.
Damaged, beyond repair, I thought.
I meant to cut the bud off to give the more perfect ones a better chance.
This Pretty Lady is what I found this morning. In spite of her damage her beauty comes through. She was determined to raise her face to the sun, and bloom.
Are we not all as determined as a rose – this Pretty Lady?
Take a moment to reflect upon these words and what they mean to you.
- How are you like the Pretty Lady?
- Does it feel like something or someone has "eaten away" at your being?
- What courage have you shown in being where you are today?
- How will you celebrate that you have survived and arrived here today, in this moment?
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I love your illustration, there is so many important life lessons to be learned from nature!
This reflection has inspired me today to make a pause and reflect on where I am at. Thank you so much for sharing!
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I feel as though I doubt myself a lot. But I have to keep strong and trust the challenges that I face, and believe that everything will fall into place.
Inspiring words in the form of short poetry. It is mostly the life story of everyone.
This is the beauty of life that has hope and renewal. The important thing for me is to live every moment and not think too much about yesterday but rather forget it to keep going.
That’s so true Kalyan … live every moment.
Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
What an amazing analogy! We have all been there at some point in our lives, but time is a great healer.
This is a great analogy. Most of us experience being a ‘pretty lady’ at some points in our life. We need to find the strength to move on.
I had gone through a lot in the past years. I thought my courage won’t be enough to make me face the hardships. But one thing that keeps me going until now is God’s love. I never thought I will be able to pass the struggles that I’m facing. But now that I’m here, I feel so much blessed and grateful to those who comes and goes in my life. I believe God let me met with people to learn more about my being. That’s what I love about my life so far. And I celebrate them by being thankful for everything.
Thank you for sharing that with us Lala. It’s amazing when we see God’s love act in our life and make up for all that we are lacking. I’m so glad you shared that with us today.
i like that analogy. i think one of the ways people are ‘eaten away’ is when they give value or time to those they do not want to. this personally i find is a hard thing to overcome as i am so often thinking about being polite and ‘obligated’. it reminds me of a conversation i had with a co-worker when we were talking about our top values/life goals and she said, ‘to live selfishly’
Thanks for sharing this Rhey. I was having a conversation yesterday about the same thing. Life is too precious. When we learn to take care of ourselves, we are in a better position to take care of others (especially when it comes to our time) I think the key is having good loving boundaries. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
What a motivational message!
Well, I’ve had my own share of pain and struggles but I never let such break me. I have fears but I’ve learned to face them. Through it all, I’ve learned to grow.