We can complain because a cactus has thorns, or celebrate because the thorns have flowers.
It took me months before I learned the words don’t touch in the desert. I was determined to find the one plant that didn’t bite back. I haven’t really given up the pursuit, but I have come to an understanding about how to embrace the desert in the way it is meant to be appreciated.
Admiration does not have to be touched.
Thorns don’t have to stop you, you just have to learn work around them. Gardening is a new challenge, and nothing that can’t be mastered.
There are blooms in the face of adversity to symbolize life. A drive through the desert often looks dry, barren and desolate. To see a flower bloom in a place that seems lifeless is a treat and proof that it is alive.
Growth comes to those who know the power of endurance and the gift of patience.
Hope everyone is staying warm. There is a message here…
Stay patient, face the adversity, bloom where YOU are planted, work around what’s in your way and by all means appreciate what surrounds you even if it’s a bit prickly. #grow