Last February I bought a plant for my desk at work. I’ve never been known to have a green thumb, but as I passed the flower shop in the lobby of my office building I was drawn to a Peace Lily
She sat on my desk and brightened my stressful, cold winter days. After long weekends I would return to work to find my little plant lonely, wilted, and sad. Feeling discouraged, I would give her water hoping she would perk back up.
Sure enough, she did.
My plant has been a valuable lesson for me to remember that we need to nurture in order for things to grow. This is includes our work, our friendships, our creative projects, and most importantly: ourselves.
It’s easy to get discouraged when things don’t happen fast enough or when something doesn’t grow as quickly as we expect. My Peace Lily has been proof that when I pay attention to something every day and nurture it, it will continue to live and grow. It may have shed some leaves that were unhealthy, but it’s still alive and blossoming- just like us.