My Christmas Cacti gave me the gifts of blooms at Christmas, and they are still going at it! This ‘Big Mama’ was given to me some thirty-three years ago by our own Big Mama’s mother, Granny. Yes, I have somehow–surely by Divine intervention at times–kept this plant alive all those years. Me, who tends to neglect plants, inside and out.
This is a daughter of the Big Mama above, perhaps fifteen years old.
And here we have a very darling bloom. Do you know, my first instinct when her little hand reached for the flower was, “Oh, honey, let’s not pick it.” Instantly I came to my senses. “Oh, yes, enjoy! More will grow.” What fun she had waving the bloom like a flag, and what fun I had watching.
When we enjoy what is given today, we make way for more to come tomorrow. It’s a way of gratitude, I think. That goes for blooms and fruit and ideas and every other thing we have and enjoy in our lives.
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