As with animals, it’s hard to choose the pick-of-the-seedling. I love and want them all. One special plant in particular means a little extra to me. Plants are one of those simple things in our midst that not only contribute to beauty and health in our home, but also love and joy that can easily go unnoticed or become forgotten.
It’s a health decision to improve indoor air quality; promote a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere; de-stress our home; help reduce background noise; and remove toxins from our home. They become part of our family. God’s hand in creation is not only all around me outside, but also within reach and intimately in my home.
I don’t have the greenest thumb. A growing area for me. My success tends to be with indoor plants at this point. I’m glad low-maintenance ones exist. I adore all my greenery, but one fella stands out:
He’s special because I’ve had him for about seven years. He’s one I’ve been able to keep alive. He’s been through a move to another city. He’s been a great roommate locking in memories with friends and family in two cities. He’s shared in new manager roles at work. He’s grown so big and strong, needing a new pot size. He’s been there for movies, sports championships and world events, reading on the couch, chats with family and friends, and home workouts.
I’d love to know which one and why. Maybe it’s one you were able to revive. Perhaps your first plant. Or one you got or gave away as a gift. Maybe one associated with buying your first home. Or one that chills out office life. Maybe one that makes you think of all the packed soil under your fingernails. Or one you put in a lot of work and attention to get it to where it is today. Perhaps one that always gets included in your nursery cart.
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