To look at this picture, you might see a fully opened red rose, surrounded by lovely little bluenose (?) blossoms.
What I see, aside from flowers, is a thoughtful gift from a precious friend.
Last week I had the privilege of going to coffee with an old friend. And her 9 children. OK, I must re-phrase this. And 9 of her 10 children. Sounds relaxing, does it not? If it were anyone other than this dear friend, it would have been a chaotic nightmare. Instead, this lovely friend is calm, gentle, encouraging, funny, and just an all around sweet spirit. The 9 children present? Well behaved, respectful, silly, polite, refreshing. The flowers above were their gift to me.
Every time I spent time with this friend, I walk away feeling blessed.
It is my prayer that each of you have at least one of those friends in your life. I am blessed with some amazing friends and I thank God for them daily.