Gratitudes--I am grateful for flowers. Flowers have long been a symbol--different flowers for different meanings. We give flowers at happy and sad times, to celebrate love and loss, to say "I'm sorry.", "I Love You.", or maybe just "Have a Nice Day." We plant flowers in beds, in pots, in hanging baskets, in almost anything we can, to beautify our surroundings. Flowers peaking out of the dirt after a cold winter are a sure sign that spring certainly will be here soon. I am always excited to see the first of the stems popping out! And we have some already. We could use a few flowers outside right now. It's muddy and ugly since the snow is almost gone and it's been raining. Thank you God, for the beautiful flowers!