Vibrant. Ripe. Full of Nourishment. A bountiful fruit that endures punishment. Used and discarded. Its additional benefits are often disregarded. It has been forced to part ways with its family tree. Picked and peeled as they fall like leaves. Without considering how it feels. Left on the ground to be pounded and stomped on. Knowing that is not where it belongs. Banana Peel. You hold so much yummy goodness inside. Hold that with pride. When you are chosen what a precious moment. You are open to whatever comes next. Even if it happens to be neglect. You deserve more respect and appreciation. You are patient. I know how you feel. The joy and the pain are the same. It is so surreal. You feel the blues and get bruised. Like us, you need to heal. In this borrowed time, remind yourself you are valued and you are loved. Just like you, we come from above. We also have our own individual layers and unique flavors. We just need to learn to savor every moment. Feeling vibrant, ripe, or rotten? Remember you are never forgotten.