The widow of Robert Thompson wrote of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s kindness to her daughter:
®I can never forget the tender sympathy and brotherly kindness [Joseph] ever showed toward me and my fatherless child. When riding with him and his wife Emma in their carriage I have known him to alight and gather prairie flowers for my little girl.® - History of Joseph Smith, p. 225.
I loved the image of the Prophet taking a moment to ®stop and pick the roses.® He was always so willing to lift another despite the trials he bore. It gives me courage that when things seem dark the best medicine to look outside myself and love another.