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Are You Thankful for Your Thorns? An Inspirational Story (Author Unknown)

This is a much longer post than usual, but I think you'll find the extra time reading it will be well worth it.

Sandra felt as low as the heels of her Birkenstocks as she pushed against a November gust and the florist shop door. Her life had been easy, like a spring breeze. Then, in the fourth month of her second pregnancy, a minor automobile accident stole her ease. During this Thanksgiving week she would have delivered a son. She grieved over her loss. What's worse, Sandra's friend infuriated her by suggesting her grief was a God-given path to maturity that would allow her to empathize with others who suffer. Sandra shuddered. Thanksgiving? "Thankful for what?" she wondered. 
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