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But he who dares not grasp the thorn, should never crave the rose - Anne Bronte

In society today, giving someone roses is as common as blinking, people don't think twice about the thoughtful gift or its' symbolism.

Let me start by asking a question...What do roses have on their stems?
Now, of course you're going to answer: "Thorns, everyone knows that."

Now, let me ask another question. Do you like roses any less because of the fact that they have thorns? And of course the answer is no.

What I'm really getting at, is that when you give someone roses you are actually saying that you love, accept and admire them ,despite the fact that they have thorns.

You don't just love their soft, colourful petals, wafting with the sweet perfume we all love. You don't just love the parts that seem to be perfect. You love everything about them and you are willing to go through the ups and the downs with them. You know that if you want the rose, you need to acccept its' thorns, but the thorns doesn't make the rose any less beautiful.

Next time you give someone a rose, think of the symbolic value, think of the true meaning and ask yourself if you are really willing to love this person( thorns and all).

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Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses - Alphonse Karr