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
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