53. When even cacti won’t grow

Photo by Chuttersnap; Quote by Thomas Edison

I kill cacti.

I love keeping an aloe vera plant around for burns, and I have one that sits next to my living room windows. It’s not the biggest thing, but at least it’s still growing.

It’s like my 5th one.

One time I bought a really nice succulent aloe vera home from the local plant place, and my husband again reminded me to water it. I set it outside for the day so I could clear off a place for it in the house. I remembered the plant after I had already called it a day, and decided to bring it in the next day.

Well, a cold snap came through, and that poor aloe vera pretty much liquefied and turned into mush.

I had killed it within 24 hours. My husband was so mad.

You don’t have to have the golden touch for everything—find out what works for you, what your strengths are, and build on those. You can’t be good at everything, and even if you are, there is someone who can do certain things better than you.

As for me, my husband helps me keep up with the watering of my current cacti. This current one will hopefully be with us a little longer.

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