Thorns & Roses


No one ever post photo’s of thorns. When someone post the ugly thorns, we turn away, keep moving, we are not interested in seeing the thorns. The thorns appear painful, ugly, hurtful ..... they are not appealing. Why would anyone post the thorns. 

We love to see the roses. Beautifull, colorful and sent from the loves of our life, the friends who are so thoughtful, sent to celebrate, to show appreciation, and show effection. That is ok...... but leave your thorns in privatly places...... they are not worthy of being shown, no one cares what that smells like, feels like, or whether it will fit in your beautiful vase, displayed for the world to see. They are THORNS. No one wants to see your thorns. 

So are our struggles. So are our hurts. We live a life where we all experince hurt, disappointments and no one cares to see. They only want to see your roses.... your good days, your celebrations, show us the beautiful display on the beautifully decorated tables. Lay it out there for the world to see, but only if you can appeal to me. Show me the beauty in your life you are living, show me your perfection, your wins, show me. I can hear the sounds of aw, but no sounds when you only have thorns. 

We are weary, we shed tears, we feel pain, we know hurts, we all know the thorns and have more of them than roses. It’s ok if you do not have roses to display, share your thorns until you find them blossoming, bringing forth the roses. 

Let the blossoming in your life takes it‘s time.... let your own thorns help you recognize the thorns someone else has chosen not to display. Find a kind word, let them know that before there is a rose, there are thorns. 

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31.05 | 12:40

I absolutely LOVE you Monica!! So glad I found your blog. Can’t wait to catch up on what’s been going on. 💜 Hope to see you in TX in October. ~ Angie

16.02 | 04:07

Thanks for stopping by and sharing a laugh with us and maybe a few other 'moments' that I hope were encouraging!

10.01 | 23:29

I have heard of this page. Good things. I am glad I finally found it.

19.12 | 03:08

Your so funny!!! Miss you!!!