Dictionary.com defines perseverance as "steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement".
When I was out walking this morning, I saw these blooms in a weedy strip between the sidewalk and the street:
It's a native plant called frost aster, which if left alone would stand about three feet tall. Despite being mown back to just a couple of inches it's found a way to bloom.
What an amazing example of perseverance.
Five years ago today: New Thing #268--A Good Deed