It is the Rose that still blooms in the fall garden that I appreciate most. During the summer months, I may take for granted what is so special about this flower. But today, this particular Rose still hangs in there despite chilly temperatures that dipped well below its comfort zone. It reminds me of this baseball quagmire we are in right now. Our beloved Sox lost one last night but here in Boston we believe in coming back and staying strong. I sense this is the year Boston takes the World Series again.
It’s the #Bostonstrong (not the hashtag or the words) but the families and the many lives changed after the Marathon bombings. On a recent hike, which was more difficult than I thought, had I considered giving up, I never would have made it to the top. But what kept me going was a flashback to all the Boston marathon survivors who lost their limbs. So I continued to hike to the top for them.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross said it best. “The most beautiful people I've known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” For a lot of us, including the Red Sox team, the inspiring stories of these individuals have changed our lives forever. I retweeted this ESPN article on Twitter but for those who don’t follow or didn’t see it, it’s a must read. Thank You @jcrasnick for writing this piece.
Should the Sox win or lose, we will always be #Bostonstrong. Like the Rose that still blooms in the fall garden, these beautiful people are the strong ones who help us to carry on. Click on the article. Jeff Bauman’s face says it all!
Image by Ann Bilowz © The Bloom Says It All
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