Last week I blogged about how my heart was breaking...today's post is a bit cheerier. As Christmas is upon us, we have reason to hope. The Mayan calendar was wrong, whew...although I was really hoping folks would drop their valuables off at my house on the 20th...Oh well, but now begins a period of renewal. I hope and pray that people will have a new found sense of what's truly important. Not the hoopla around gifts, but the warmth and love of family and friends.
One sure sign of hope for me is the Christmas cactus. It is an unassuming plant for most of the year, nothing special really, but then around Christmas it evolves into something of great beauty. A sign of better things to come. I have 2 Christmas cacti ( is that even a word?) One is quite large and is usually covered in bright orange blooms. The other is much smaller and usually gets just a few pale pink blooms. But this year is quite different. My big boy has one glorious bloom, just one. The underdog which is usually quite subdued, is screaming out with hope. Here are some pictures of my beautiful underdog. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas surrounded by people you love and let the Christmas cactus be your guide for the new year.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FRIENDS!