This sunlit sunflower gives me goosebumps, the way she’s absolutely radiating light despite her gritty, grungy, less-than-glamorous background. I saw her growing right next to a gas station and auto shop – living it up in a cloud of exhaust.

She could have given up. She could have figured happiness is reserved for lucky flowers that live in well-loved gardens and wide open fields. Instead, she chose to rise and shine…and be the beauty that this corner of the world needs. My kinda gal!