After the Storm

What can we be thankful for after the storm…when the droplets of what we have weathered still hang about our beautiful petals?

I have been through some recent storms, the sky has not yet cleared all the way…However, when I reflect on this picture I see something beautiful, in fact the rain drops make the rose even more beautiful. This rose is the type that my grandmother grew and this particular picture reminds me of hope and beauty in spite of the storm. It reminds me of how life goes on, flowers continue to grow and continue to be beautiful, even made more beautiful by the rain…they actually need the rain to grow.

For that and many other things I am so very thankful.

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