Unexpected beauty

 

The beauty of moss roses, a seasonal treat, is all the more beautiful when it appears in an unexpected place. We’re appreciating the unexpected beauty of the plant that flowers in the harsh environment of a crack in the cement outside our office building.

It is a metaphor for our work. The bloom of success, the joy of self-sufficiency…they are both all the more welcome when they burst from a dismal and bleak environment of instability and hardship that characterize homelessness.

The moss rose in the sidewalk outside our office is unexpected.

The fresh start our families receive–thanks to your support–is also something they might not have expected. But that surprise of beauty, of generosity, of hope is all the more appreciated because it was unexpected.