"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
I love this quote by Abraham Lincoln because I think we can all relate to it. When thorny circumstances occur, it's hard to remember the roses. These challenges change the way we look at life and can make us feel jaded by it. As a result, we struggle against what appears to be roadblocks to our life. What would happen if we took a step back and tried to see the bigger picture? Looking into our past, haven't we grown into the person we are exactly because of the struggles? When we change our perspective and are grateful for the roses, the roadblocks change into speed-bumps inviting us to slow down... but keep going.
Please enjoy this introduction to one of my classes on this topic below