I feel a great sense of peace when I observe something thriving in adversity. It's almost like I'm being given permission to try even when it seems like I cant or won't reach my goal. Permission to grow past and move through. Permission to believe in the success of others. Permission to love unconditionally. These days it seems like everyone I know and everyone I don't are desert creatures, Joshua Trees growing and pushing upward with their arms raised toward the sky. Succeeding even though everything about their enviroment says they can't.