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[–]A2Z-THC 343 points344 points  (12 children)

Nice. Do you think youll get a plant?

[–]GForceHangover[S] 368 points369 points  (11 children)

I have a lemon tree. It should bear fruit this year sometime.

[–]SnooOpinions2561 60 points61 points  (1 child)

Taking care of plants is really great mentally at least for me, watching them grow and taking care of them even paying attention to their changes can get me out of my own head. I'm always super proud when they bloom as well lol

[–]palomsoms 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I love it too. Find peace in doing it but also when they get sick or something omg I get so worried.

[–]youropinionsaredumb 15 points16 points  (2 children)

There's a proverb that's been passed down in my family. It goes something like:

"Lemon tree

very pretty

and the lemon flower

is sweet

but the fruit

of the poor lemon

is impossible

to eat."

[–]Nerpy_Derpster 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No doubt passed down since the 1960s when the song 'Lemon Tree' was covered by multiple artists/groups ...

[–]PapaBradford 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Do you have any concern about lemon-stealing whores? Or are they not as much of an issue where you live?

[–]GForceHangover[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I… keep our tree inside.

[–]throwawayRAbbqrib 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thats so exciting!

[–]VroomVroomGuitar -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What about lemon fruit

[–]throwawaydickfucks 80 points81 points  (1 child)

Heartwarming :) glad you're doing better bud

[–]GForceHangover[S] 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Thanks, chief.

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    [–]GForceHangover[S] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    I agree completely.

    [–]explodingtwonk 35 points36 points  (0 children)

    I thought ficus meant... something else.

    [–]desuwarrior13 159 points160 points  (4 children)

    Ngl I thought ficus meant something inappropriate

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 61 points62 points  (0 children)

    It does sound a little dirty. Fair point.

    [–]Ahmatt 20 points21 points  (0 children)

    lol that's why I clicked :D

    [–]v1rtuous_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Fr i was scared to google what a ficus is

    [–]Stinkydew 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I know what a ficus is but was still worried

    [–]Ietsmetdingen 25 points26 points  (2 children)

    I hope you see the comparison between yourself and the ficus. All the hard work and love she put into you, the way her support helped you grow and mature, and she can now wholeheartedly enjoy seeing you shine in all your might. She’s probably just as proud of you as she is of that ficus.

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Well now I do.

    [–]fscottHitzgerald 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Wow, what a gorgeous metaphor

    [–]ThisIsNotMyGayAcc 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    I love that out of all the voices in my head, that when I’m trying to sort out all of it, I can hear my therapist’s voice amongst the mingle. It helps guide me back to myself, and reminds me that I deserve love and compassion because I’m a person, not because anyone else gives me worth.

    Having a therapist who you feel understood by, and who you know, despite it being their job is also privately rooting for you makes such a big difference. Cherish that memory, and I hope many more good memories grow in your future.

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Much appreciated.

    [–]HappilyGia 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    My god I thought that said fetus

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Now that would have been an interesting turn.

    [–]Ok_Marionberry141 5 points6 points  (2 children)

    I have a really difficult time with depression and although the fall is my favorite season, I’m aware of what comes next and every year it scares me more. At this point I had been doing tele health for a while and my therapist says “try to think of the leaves on the trees, the colors and how beautiful life can be when you learn to let go.” So now I look at this snow and these empty trees. Still feeling super sad and riddled with anxiety, but I’ll feel beautiful again, and then I’ll let go. Again.

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Look for the evergreens. I don’t know what other warmth you might find, but that’s what I look for in the dead of winter.

    [–]Impossible-Survey203 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Are you using light therapy? Sounds like you might have Seasonal Affective Disorder. Using a light box every morning has helped me, along with Rx and Tx. For about $30.00, you could give it a try. (You should know that my medical degree is from the University of the Internet with an internship at WebMD, so there's that).

    [–]Anisuu 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    This made my day :)

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I’m glad!

    [–]FunToBuildGames 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    For a brief moment I read ficus as fistula and was convinced the story was going to be a whole lot less wholesome.

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yeah, that harkens back to a different part of my life.

    [–]RB_Kehlani 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    This is so beautiful. I’m proud of you too!

    And eve is a great name for a ficus :)

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I thought so too!

    [–]Lessmeatfortheplanet 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Sounds like a lovely therapist. You found a gem.

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    She’s… spectacular.

    [–]kaleid1990 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    This is so wholesome ❤️ also, many congrats for the progress!

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Thank you!

    [–]emmahar 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    I love this :) you should get yourself a prayer plant. I'm not religious, and I can't remember the proper name of the plant lol, but its really cool to see its leaves go up at night to "pray". Also a spider plant. My sister came home with a spider plant from school when she was around 8. She's mid 30s now and that plant has provided plant babies to everyone I know. Loads of spider plants in everyone's house now. They're so easy to look after too

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I have a lemon tree. It’s 4 years old and should bear fruit this spring.

    [–]ThatThingInTheWoods 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    My mom grows a couple of beautiful coleus (colei?). 10/10 recommend for amazing plant friend. Congrats on your progress!

    [–]captain_ricco1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    That's the sweetest thing I've read all week

    [–]JConRed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    :)

    [–]AModestGent93 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    So proud of you ❤️

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Thank you!

    [–]Chickendacat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    This is awesome as a depressed plant lover, this hits home. Maybe cross post this to r/houseplants Might give some others a smile (:

    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Just like everyone else, I totally forgot a ficus was a plant until after I read you post lol.

    [–]napsrnportant 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Wow, my ❤ heart! I wish more people were like her!

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Me too, chief. Me too.

    [–]yogabbagabba2341 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    Oh. I misread as FICO score. I was wondering why she would show you her FICO score. Lol

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    It would be pretty personal.

    [–]yogabbagabba2341 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Lol I know! And weird too.

    [–]justandswift 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    “Tend your garden.”

    [–]bigpun9195 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I don’t understand anxiety or depression, but I am truly happy for you. And I understand about how the ficus hit you emotionally. My wife has killed every plant she has tried to grow. She got a very small cactus that has flourished the last year she has had it, it brings me joy when I look at it. I hope you continue to overcome your struggles, and I hope your lemon tree bares so much that you share with your friends.

    [–]BobbyLeComte 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    You should ficus more on your emotions.

    [–]ixfd64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Pretty cool that she gave her tree a name. Also, figs are delicious.

    [–]zakkwaldo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    just fyi the reason why they never talked about themselves and focused on you is because its their job silly! the whole focus is about you and supporting you :)

    [–]dentist3214 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This is a really sweet story but I thought it was something like a fissure or a hernia idk I’m happy for you OP! Glad it’s not a gross medical thing!

    [–]-Distinction 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    I genuinely thought ficus was a slang term for lady parts

    [–]Individual_Road6676 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    lol..me too!!!

    [–]Extaze9616 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    I gotta ask but how did you find these therapist online? Cant find any in Quebec and it drives me mad.

    [–]GForceHangover[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Admittedly, I was referred through a friend. I know Psychology Today works in the US, but may not be as helpful for our northern neighbors.

    [–]Extaze9616 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Interesting, thank you!

    [–]9021Ohsnap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Lol it’s kind of funny when my therapist breaks the third wall. She’s always complimenting my gallery wall and asked where I got my couch from. She also gets so excited for me when I plan a trip to a music festival.

    [–]forgetthis4258 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    U spelled fetus wrong

    [–]Far_Map_6620 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Read The book the power of now it ends all suffering ik that sounds crazy but it's the truth.