If God Would Choose A Plant…
If God would choose a plant to represent him, I think he would choose of all plants the cactus. The cactus has all the blessings he tried, but mostly failed, to give to man. Let me tell you how. It has humility, but it is not submissive. It grows where no other plant will grow. It does not complain when the sun bakes it back or the wing tears it from the cliff or drowns it in the dry sand of the desert or when it is thirsty.
When the rain comes it stores water for the hard times to come. In good times and in bad it will still flower. It protects itself against danger, but it harms no other plant. It adapts perfectly to almost any environment. It has patience and enjoys solitude. The cactus has properties that heal the wounds of men and from it come potions that can make man touch the face of God or stare into the mouth of hell. It is the plant of patience and solitude, love and madness, ugliness and beauty, toughness and gentleness. Of all plants, surely God made the cactus in his own image? ~ Unknown
As a little girl, I always admired these in my grandmothers Florida backyard every time I would come down to visit. I found them so mysterious and amazing. Nothing like I had ever seen in the Midwest landscaping…smile. Even then, they seemed special to me and I did not understand why?
After reading this poem…I think I found my answer.
Tip of the Day for Bloggers/Photographers:
Have You Ever Felt Like You Have Nothing That Interesting To Share With Others?
We all have been made to be unique…like the cactus.
Here’s an idea…honor your outdoor spaces with the world.
It can be your own backyard, your neighbors, family, or even your best friends outdoor space. Of course, with their permission☺
Share what is unique to your eye…because most of the world doesn’t have the ability to see what YOU see.
Thank you for ALL the get well wishes!!! It brings joy to the heart…which is healing in itself.
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