certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully.
it blossomed, he examined it. He saw a bud that would soon
also saw the thorns, and he thought, "How can any beautiful
come from a plant, burdened with so many sharp thorns?"
by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and before
was ready to bloom, it died.
it is with many people. Within every soul, there is a rose.
"God-like" qualities planted in us at birth, growing amidst the
of our faults. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the
the defects. We despair, thinking nothing good can possibly
from us. We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually
never realize our potential.
don't see the rose within themselves. It takes someone else to
it to them. One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to
be able to reach past the thorns and find the rose within others.
is the trust, most innocent, and gracious characteristic of love
know another person, including their faults, recognize the nobility
their soul, and yet, still help another to realize they can overcome
we show them the rose, they will conquer the thorns.
then will they blossom many times over, Our duty in this world is
help others, by showing them their roses and not their thorns.
is then that we achieve the love we should feel for each other.
then can we bloom in our own garden.
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