In the Dictionary the word cultivate is defined by preparing soil by labor and care to grow crops. Refine and improve are other words listed…sounds like this could be a metaphor for life. Cultivating means taking care of the things that matter to you most. By giving a solid foundation, like soil packed with nutrients…allows for the growth of a healthy root system. It also can involve refining and improving, like tiling the soil and proper fertilization and hydration…that will fortify vitality and resilience.
This Christmas Cactus was given to me a year ago on this day by my angel of a sister, Lisa. It was small and weak looking, but she assured me that if I took care of it, one day it would bloom like it is today.
Let’s cultivate…it’s the gift we give ourselves…our family…our community…our world.
This is Safety Harbor, FL and this is my village…