Some people think it was the pomegranate, and not the apple, that was the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. If it was, then I have to admire Eve’s determination in chewing through that skin! It’s tough.
A Pomegranate Week celebrates the sweetness hidden inside tough circumstances — and hidden inside us!
All of us learn through life how to protect ourselves. But sometimes we become too good at curling up, turning inward, hoarding our better selves. In a Pomegranate Week we need to risk smiling, risk being generous, risk splitting our tough skins to let others enjoy some sweetness. And if someone takes that risk before you, be appreciative of their courage and the joy they’re sharing.
The sting in a Pomegranate Week is having expectations. The snake in the Garden of Eden slithered around promising all kinds of good things. Life is more complicated. Being brave and generous doesn’t mean that karma immediately rewards you with the same. Be sweet, anyway.