I’m not sure when the cactus got cool but I’m happy it’s getting so much love and attention because honestly I’ve always been a fan. When I was 7 years old I remember visiting a local market with my parents on a sunny Sunday morning and was given a whole dollar to spend on whatever my hearts desired. The obvious choices for a child at my age was maybe a bag of assorted lollies, maybe a hot jam donut or a cheap Yo-Yo but instead I was drawn to this little pot with a single round cactus, no bigger than the size of my little 7 year old fist. I think the appeal was the cuteness of its size and my wonder if I can make a plant grow (evidently I can’t, I seem to kill all plants, except for this cactus).
Fast forward 28 years and my little cactus is still here, bigger, better and thriving. From a tiny nub of a cactus it’s grown to the size of a toddlers head with very little attention or upkeep from me over all these years. These little cactus are so resilient to the environment, independent and regardless of the situation just keeps growing, all these traits that I wish I had more of, especially as a creative in the online world when I come across uncertainly, failures and a harsh environment I wish I was as tough as my little cactus to be able to conquer whatever this world throws at me and keep growing.
So as an ode to my little cactus and to all the peeps out there who loves the cactus, here is a free Cactus garland to hopefully brighten your day and households.
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Until next time stay creative, live a life that makes you feel alive and forever challenge the status quo!