These hardy columbine grow and even flourish in difficult situations and can thrive with little sunlight. When experiencing trials and suffering, it can be a challenge to search for ways to prevail, to press beyond the pain of the moment.

Beauty, love, and joy can emerge, despite the emotion of an experience. I can look around and notice others who suffer similarly, who need a moment of encouragement and strength. This commonality is a unifier, and together we can continue to live in hope.