Each day on the walk, I look for small things that make me smile. Living in Southern California there are an abundance of succulents that surprise us with their flowers. I love this red apple succulent ground cover when it blooms it is so cheery and always makes me smile. The bees like it too! Succulent as a noun means plants that retain water and do well in arid or semi-arid climates. As an adjective, succulent means juicy, luscious, ripe, soft,or tender. I love all those words. The plant whispers to me to remember that you can choose to have your life be bright, cheery, juicy, luscious, ripe, soft and tender.