The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
Ever see a flower growing in an unexpected place? An uneven sidewalk or a cold stone wall is lifeless until the beauty of a flower makes it home.
Even a rusty fence can be home for a delicate vine.
We all have barren places in our lives. Don’t let that emptiness you feel make you hopeless. There is ugliness in life but there is also beauty. They dwell together.
It’s far too easy to become hardened and bitter, and before you know it, you’ve built a wall of protection around yourself.
Don’t keep the beauty from growing in your life! Let it wrap around the ugliness and diminish its power of negativity, sadness, and hopelessness.