Posts tagged ‘coneflower’
A daisy in the midst of cone flowers is unexpected. That practicing the expression of gratitude, even in the difficult time, would bring more joy into our lives is counter intuitive, and also unexpected. When we express gratitude and forgiveness, as the Amish did in Pennsylvania following the horrible school shooting, it is beyond unexpected. It is pure grace and wonder.
Let us be unexpected witnesses of the graciousness of God, and live as a grateful and forgiving people.
There’s a self expansive aspect of gratitude. Very possibly it’s a little known law of nature: the more gratitude you have, the more you have to be grateful for.
– Elaine St. James
Today is the Feast of Saint Thérèse de Lisieux who is known as “The Little Flower.” So how better to celebrate her than with flowers and a few words from her, one of the three women doctors of the Church.
The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.
― St. Thérèse de Lisieux