Mud and Flowers

By Carolyn Flynn

No matter how busy I get, it is always good to take time and chat with my neighbor.

My neighbor told me that the most beautiful flowers come from the most god-awful mud.

She was telling me that sometimes when life gets difficult there just may be something extraordinarily rewarding coming from all that turmoil, aggravation, and fuss.

I learned a lot in that ten-minute chat.

By Carolyn Almendarez

What benefits have you received from seemingly awful situations? Share your insights in the comments below.

Carolyn Flynn is a Relationship Expert and author of Heal Your Grief, SMART Talk, and Holiday Peace And Joy.