not so for the thorns.
But those thorns are usually the very things that drive us to our knees in prayer.
That is a blessing.
Here's a link to a beautiful story that you can listen to (or read) about being thankful for the thorns from Revive our Hearts....
And a Poem:
Life seemingly paved in an abundance of roses
Threatens the presence of troublesome thorns
Each step taken shackled with tenuous fear
Terrified of what lies beneath the fragrant carpet
A path of uncertainty for all to embark
The journey begins purely without introspection
With trepidation we wind our way
Through miles of flora and rolling meadows
Sweet florid scents fill the air
Soothing those who breathe in her sweet bouquet
Reassuring us, calming all fears
Encouraging us to wander forward
- Anne Mundy
"It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."
1 Corinthians 1:30-31 NIV