So, a few months ago I shared the story of the Christmas cactus.
I could not help but be reminded of the power of hope when I witnessed the enormous effort the plant went to to survive, even though it had no way of knowing whether or not it would be successful.
I could identify with this in so many ways, for so many reasons. I have been hoping and ‘sending out roots’ for most of my life.
A few months after the above picture was taken, you might be surprised to learn that this Christmas cactus burst into bloom!
And so I discovered that for the Christmas cactus, it is actually darkness that triggers growth as oppose to light. I could identify with that too!
So the winters darkness, along with some loving care from myself and a determined effort from the plant, yielded beautiful results.
See for yourself…
What a beautiful transformation!
And so, nature has again given me an example of what can be achieved in times of darkness.
Let this be a reminder for all of us that hope, when combined with determination and love can transform our lives completely.
This has worked for me, it has worked for the Christmas cactus, and it can work for you too!
May you have a wonderful December and a lovely Christmas.