Not a bed of roses

Life is not a bed of roses

Expressions for bad moments

My mother often reminds me that:

Life is not always a bed of roses

A bed of roses is an area of a garden with lots of beautiful roses that look and smell so nice. They seem almost perfect.

Sometimes you might have seen romantic images of rose petals on a bed

The expression “Life is not always a bed of roses” means that life has good moments, like the bed of roses, but there are also more difficult times.

We must be optimistic because there will be more roses, even if at times we can only feel the thorns.