"So I show appreciation for the little gifts that have been handed to me." -Terrence Howard
^ Right on schedule, my Christmas cactus has burst into bloom. See? Three pink flowers cluster together at the tips of long green tendrils.
^ They take my breath away with their exquisite form and vibrant color. Year after year, this plant has bloomed, far beyond my ability to remember exactly how many times. But this cactus is faithful and I'm delighted whenever it treats me to a display.
^Of course, I see the irony here. Three tiny flowers barely make an impact on this oversize specimen, and this year's output falls far short of what a healthy bloom should be.
But I am content. Because if life has taught me anything, it is to give thanks for what I have, rather than wish for what I don't.
So thank you, Christmas cactus, for speaking truth to me with your three tiny flowers.