A Bouquet for Mother

 

A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to
be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away.

As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing.
He asked her what was wrong and she replied, “I wanted to buy a red rose for

my mother. But I only have seventy-five cents, and a rose costs two dollars.” The man smiled and said, “Come on in with me. I’ll buy you a rose.”

He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother’s flowers.
As they were leaving he offered the girl a ride home. She said, “Yes, please!
You can take me to my mother.”

She directed him to a cemetery, where she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave. The man returned to the flower shop, canceled the wire order, picked up a bouquet and drove the two hundred miles to his mother’s house.

Advertisements

PERSONAL GROWTH

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” ~ Abigail Adams

“As long as you’re green, you’re growing. As soon as you’re ripe, you start to rot.”
~ Ray Kroc

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
~ attributed to Mahatma Gandhi