I learn one thing from my DIY gardening.
I selected five edible amaranths to plant. One had nothing; it was bald stem. My family said this one would not be able to live. But I decided to try, I did not throw it away, I put it into soil and kept it. I watered it. I took care of it like I did to other plants.
The four edible amaranths grew, then two of them died - other two are still alive and are having many leaves.
Only this one. It was still a bald plant.
I waited for thirty three days.
In the morning of October, 30th 2021, when I go to check, I find a tiny green leaf from the bald one.
I am glad to see that. I'm so so so happy.
Oh my gosh.. because I don't throw it away, because I don't give up, because I believe it can grow, and now it really grows.
My heart smiles from morning to evening.
Later, I reflect myself.
I have spent effort being a fiction author for many years, but I don't see any development. I ever think to give up; I don't want to write anymore.
But what I meet today gives me hope and encouragement. If I still have breath, I will be able to achieve one day. Like what I have done to edible amaranth. It would not have today if I abandoned it.
Okay, I don't quit writing. I keep go on.
I don't give up and I give it up.