Monday, August 9, 2010

Roses are Red

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Life comes with thorns.  Thankfully, the sweet smell of the roses help ease the pain, and wash away the memory of how bad the stick really was.  When we concentrate on the frilly delicate petals, and the intricacy of their making, we are led down a better path.  This plant is able to survive the frigid winter and awaken in the spring to bring more beauty to summer.  I was able to survive chemotherapy and begin to bloom again.

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20 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture and just as beautiful was your analogy. So true what you write. We need to focus on the strength that we have within us.

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  2. Awesome shot!

    I'm (re)discovering that gratitude trumps everything.

    Thorns and all.

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  3. Beautiful shot. I also hate to admit that I hadn't read your explanation until now. I really appreciate what you're doing and think it's a wonderful way to stay focused through this challenge. I'm a fan.

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  4. You are as beautiful as this rose....you survived the thorns so the best is yet to come!

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  5. This is simply beautiful, Lisa. My sister-in-law just got diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and will start chemotherapy next week. You are an inspiration!

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  6. Beautiful post. Beautiful photo. I have a very dear friend I'm hoping can bloom again soon after the very same reason... I'm also thankful so many people are inspired by your project.

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  7. wonderful color of the rose, a great composition and your text - I love it it's on the spot what we need to think about

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  8. Roses are beautiful - delicate, strong, sometimes feisty with their thorns. I applaud what you are doing and realise how difficult it must be some days. Wishing you strength, light and health.

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  9. I really hope you are thinking about putting your photos and thoughts on cancer in a little book. I think it would be so wonderful and helpful to others.

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  10. so pleased you're blooming again. have a great night.

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  11. What a wonderful picture and sentiment Lisa. SOOOO glad to see you blooming again!!

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  12. This is such a lovely post and an even lovelier photo!

    Di

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  13. Beautiful photo and analogy...you bloom.

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  14. I absolutely love the Key West graffiti art.

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  15. Your analogy was perfect! You just keep right on blooming and taking these fantastic pictures!!!

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  16. Sometimes He allows pain, so that He can show you your strength and perseverance. And the suffering of one may be the catalyst to release the love and fellowship of many. Keeping you in my prayers, Lisa.

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