The littlest one and I took advantage of some beautiful late summer weather a few days ago and toured the Ford Theater (where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated). I have wanted to visit this National Landmark for a few years and am happy I finally took the time to go. If you are ever in Washington DC, I highly recommend a visit.
Lincoln's life may have been cut short, but his impact has been anything but brief. He faced what seemed to be insurmountable challenges but knew his goals and pursued them whole heartedly. Regardless of our challenges, we too, can pursue that which is important to us, though at times it may take more determination and grit.
Lincoln gave us a great quote to begin the week, "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." - Abraham Lincoln
My life is not all roses, but all of the thorns make the roses that much more beautiful and appreciated. If the thorns are crowding out the roses, focus on one rose today and let it bring a smile to your Monday.
Monday Moments: My Monday's rose was unexpectedly receiving two bags of clothes for our eldest little man that will outfit him for the winter! What was your rose today?