One day, a gardener’s friend was visiting him. As he showed his friend the flowers, they came to the most beautiful one – a golden chrysanthemum, bursting with blooms. But to great surprise, it was growing in an old dented, rusty bucket. His friend thought, “If this was my plant, I’d put it in the loveliest container I had.”
The gardener explained, “I ran short of pots and knowing how beautiful this one would be, I thought it wouldn’t mind starting out in this old pail. It’s just for a little while, till I can put it out in the garden.”
We always judge people by their appearance. You may not look as attractive as other people, but your beautiful soul won’t mind starting out in your body – just like the roots of a tree.
Our lives are not determined by what happened to us, but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It’s a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
– Helen Keller