This is my Christmas cactus:
I bought him off a discount shelf at Jewel about four years ago. I paid a quarter. He’s happy. He’s not big, but he blooms every six months or so. I thought his weird off-white/pinkish flowers were nice and brought some happiness to the gloomy winter weather.
Then I saw my mother-in-law’s. This is hers:
Bless that woman, she can get a rock to bloom. What do you think I should do? Throw away my little quarter find?
Nope. And it never does you any good to compare yourself to others either. (Comparing and wishing they were something other than what they were is what started this whole mess with Adam and Eve.)
Reminds me of a favorite quote of mine:
There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it hardly becomes any of us
To talk about the rest of us.
~Edward Wallis Hoch