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Balcony flowers. Isn't life like that too?

Our balcony flowers have maintained their vibrancy and color throughout spring and now summer. When I look through the window I find myself captured by their presence and think how much mom loves flowers, almost any type of flowers! As far as I can remember there were always flowers at home. She told me today: 

"one reason I like flowers is because they help me gain and retain the sensibility to care... besides just a few flowers and there is a renewed sense of life and color around us". 

As I see her taking care of small things like watering, removing the old leaves, etc, I also see the effects, the flowers grow and keep their beauty. 

Isn't life like that too? Not much different! ... small acts of genuine care and life becomes more full of color as well.

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