#325 The #scottishthistle…have you ever wondered how Scotland ended up with a thistle, when Wales has the daffodil or England has the rose? The thistle is #beautiful and #vibrant, but it is a #weed. There are many theories for how it was adopted, but the one I like the most is a story of a battle, where a sleeping party of Scots were saved by ambush because one of the enemy trod on a thistle and screamed in anguish, alerting the Scots to their presence. I like this story because it is a reminder that #everythinghasapurpose and nothing should be discounted.