A man planted a rose and watered it faithfully and before it blossomed, he examined it.
He saw the bud that would soon blossom, but noticed thorns upon the stem and he thought, “How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns? Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and just before it was ready to bloom… it died.
It happens with many people, We often forget that “WITHIN EVERY SOUL THERE IS A ROSE”. The God planted good Qualities in all of us at birth,and the Thorns inside us are the bad things that we learn as we grow up but many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, the defects all the time not the good things within us.
We despair, thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us. We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies. We never realize our potential.
Some people do not see the rose within themselves; someone else must show it to them. One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns of another, and find the rose within them.