Sunday, August 21, 2011


I have two kinds of roses in my garden. 
One kind blossoms, smells nice, and looks pretty good 
for a short time.  But give them a little stress, too much sun 
or bring them into the house to put in an arrangement and they fall apart. 
The next morning they are nothing but stems and a heap of petals.

The other kind of rose looks beautiful even as a bud.  They hold up well,

…have long strong stems and even look great when they’re 
jammed into an old soap bucket with a bunch of coneflowers.

I’ll bet you have friends like these.  They can go camping 
for a week in the rain or endure twelve hours of labor and delivery 
and still look fresh and rested.

 --Like people who participate in triathlons…
they swim, bike and run amazing distances in much less than three hours

 …and make it look easy.

 Even after such grueling undertakings…

 They laugh it off and are looking forward to the next time.

 Sometimes I hate those people.


TexWisGirl said...

LOL! love it!!!! truly love it!!!

was all over the beautiful flowers and then BAM! a great big heaping dose of honesty! Ha!

Debbie said... got me!! i mean you really got me!!!

Buttons Thoughts said...

They certainly do make it look easy don't they. B :)

Anzu said...

Yes !  I'll say.
I really understand what you want to say. (´m`)

Anonymous said...

LOL! You are funny :)

Anonymous said...

Each to their own - I would rather laze in the garden smelling the roses, than torture my body with such strenous activities!!

TALON said...

lol! I gave birth to three of THOSE people, Leenie :) (Obviously there are times the apple not only falls far from the tree, but rolls very far away - lol!)

Linda Sue said...

I don't have those sorts in my circle of friends- I am not worthy...Your flowers are so plump and gorgeous! Show how well cared for they are.
This marathon thingie- a guy in the local news the other day - started out in down town B'ham - biked and hiked and walked to the mountain- climbed it and then biked and hiked to the other mountain next door , climbed it and came back to B'ham on his bike- in 33 hours. He is clearly insane or on drugs...

Far Side of Fifty said...

Seems like people are always running away or to something and never just take the time to smell the roses..even if there are only a heap of petals left:)

Terry and Linda said...

LOL!!! Great post, once again!


susan m hinckley said...

I think sometimes we're forgiven for hating people.