“All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.” ~Abraham Lincoln
Only if the character “Eeyore” from A.A. Milne, adopted this quote from Lincoln, he may not be so negative. Eeyore loves thistles, they are his favourite food, but everything else seems to go wrong for him. Some people, seem to have those characteristics, a little thorny and prickly on the outside. Something that you might caution to surround yourself around.
A small application: to weed out the thistles in your life, and replace them with the beautiful things or people that will enlighten your soul.