The pink rose has always been associated with feelings of love and gratitude, but as evolving cultivation techniques have created a wider array of pink rose shades, the meanings attached to them have become more nuanced. It’s said that darker pink roses are symbolic of gratitude and appreciation, while lighter pinks are associated with gentleness and admiration. – From proflowers.com
I have always loved red roses. You know the deep red color like a deep red wine, but lately pink roses have pulled at my heart. Maybe it’s because with all of the losses we have had this year, love has been foremost on my mind. I love the ideas of gratitude, appreciation, gentleness and admiration. They are all feelings I have had a lot this year.
God has been bringing to mind people who I appreciate and admire. I have been sharing some of them with you. I plan to go back to that next week. This week has really been a time of reflection with the funeral of my aunt on Saturday, and with some stuff that’s going on with my daughter. It has all made me realize that I need to express my appreciation and gratitude to people.
I want all of the people in my life to know how much I appreciate all of you. I have a heart full of gratitude. You all make it easier to deal with stuff that life throws at me. These pink roses are for you.