This morning was not one of my better mornings; there were so many things that were irritating me -- my house is dusty, the refrigerator is nearly empty, I have a huge laundry to do; a sudden electrical outage at an inopportune time shut everything down. I was also fretting about a coming weekend quilting retreat that I am not ready for, etc. etc. Then I flipped over the daily calendar page on my desk. There was a photo of a kitten sitting in a basket of roses, and I thought, "humph"! Then I read the caption:
"Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses!"
I'm going to change my perspective for the rest of the day (or perhaps longer).
Have a happy week!