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A Rose That Made A Lasting Impression

By Bigg Success Staff

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The following story, from The Holiday Spot, illustrates how much we can learn from children:

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.

Mother’s Day is a time to honor one of the most special people in our lives. We show our moms, and all of our loved ones, what’s important to us by how we spend our time. On Mother’s Day and every day.

Our actions speak louder than words, flowers, or anything else we can do short of making time to be with the ones we care about the most. As the little girl showed the grown man, we may not always have the opportunity we have today!

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