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.

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