Most people our age have likely had experiences with guided reflection: my friend was reminded of an end-of-day activity at camp in which each camper and counselor would tell the group their roses, buds. and thorns of the day (i.e. the good, the anticipated, and the difficult parts of their day, respectively). I love the concise nature of this exercise so I've decided to adopt this framework. I'm not going to share all of my roses, buds, and thorns because that would be frankly too revealing for me so(!) I'm starting a small series of drawings or artifacts that capture a rose, bud, or thorn of a week.
I'm a little late so please bear with me as I share an older rose: the companionship of my new puppy.