#370 It seems that #thistles are growing and flowering all over the place at the moment. They caught my eye whilst out walking, and made me wonder about that #pricklyexterior. I believe myself to be #approachable… but am I? I think that I am fairly relaxed and #understanding when faced with something I disagree with or a wrong done to me…but am I? How well do I handle #rejection? Do I have more of a prickly exterior than I would lead myself to believe, or than I would care to be honest with myself about? How often is the beauty and vibrancy of the ‘#meinside’ shielded or hidden from view? Do our perceptions of self match reality…if not, what needs to change – self or perception of self?