This morning, as I walked down my front walk to gather the daily paper in the driveway, I noticed the embodiment of resilience in the most unlikely spot...a lone Stella d'Oro lily blooming brightly and vigoursly amidst the signs of impending winter. Frost painting the grass, the chill of New England autumn in the air, yet this hopeful flower of late spring and summer opens up to the sun, blooming brightly without regard to the season or anticipation of the future. A lesson of resiliency and mindfulness learned this morning from a small flower...I am grateful!