Here's a small tale of determination. A little Wallflower tried to bloom late last June but our drought stunted its growth. I ride by this plant regularly, and I saw a few blossoms shrivel up from lack of moisture in late June.
Then, we had an entire year's worth of precipitation in one week, leading to a huge disaster for much of our world. But the little flower had been biding its time, waiting for another chance to shine. On the day before it snowed recently, I noticed the flower trying to bloom, and I felt terrible thinking that it would be killed in the snow.
I was wrong! Today, the snow had melted from it, and it was still blooming!
To make our day even better, not all of our autumn leaves fell down in the snow so Shyla and I enjoyed autumn's beauty this morning.