Weekend Wisdom

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
-Abraham Lincoln


A picture of one of the many rose bushes that line my cottage. Paired with a reminder that even the thorniest of situations can come with something as sweet as a rose.

Posted on October 23, 2011, in Weekend Wisdom and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. I think that has to be the most beautiful quote I have ever read.

    I haven’t commented on the blog before, despite following for six months or thereabouts – I haven’t known what to say.

    Please excuse this terribly trite comment, but we are the same age and I can’t imagine having your wisdom, strength and courage. I truly can’t.

    Wishing you all the best.

    • Always interesting to see what it is that makes people finally speak up! Happy the quote spoke to you today, and thanks for popping in and reading :)

  2. Beautiful…like you. Are you at the cottage this weekend?

  3. I love you Susan.. you’re amazing. :)

  4. Your blog encourages me stop to smell those roses-
    because if not now, when?

    Thanks .

  5. Love that quote! I just watched the entire first season of Raising Hope (thanks, Netflix!), and there was a quote on there that I really liked:

    “Never stop dreaming, because if you stop dreaming, you’re just sleeping.”

    Love it. Also, have you seen Raising Hope? It’s hilarious! If you ever need a good laugh, check it out! Maybe the Canadian Netflix has it?

  6. Fantastic quote – I really do think life is divided into people who see the roses and people who only see the thorns. Most people can’t grasp that happiness is truly up to them

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