My friend Holly gave me a plant today!
(Bless her heart, she has NO idea what I do to plants!
In fact, this summer Mom, Auntie, & Honey went out for a girls’ lunch.
It was a super special time! We decided to commemorate it with little pots that we could plant things in.
Mine’s still empty because I can’t kill air!!)
My friend Kerri then told the story of 2 plants she was given on her wedding day.
- One plant-giver told her, “You can’t kill this thing! You could put it under your bed and it would still survive.”
- The 2nd plant-giver told her, “You really need to take care of this plant. It needs lots of attention.”
Which one do you think survived? Kerri told us that the one that was supposed to be indestructible was dead before their first anniversary, but the one that needed attention was still alive and thriving, 25 years and 2 states later!
Immediately I was struck and told Kerri, “That’ll blog, girl!!”
Kerri has been cultivating her plant and her marriage and is going on 25+ years for both!
She’s a great example to me. What a great object lesson!
I love it when God gives me tidbits like that!
The plant, or relationship, that I take care of and give attention to will thrive.
The one I neglect and put under the bed will die.
And if I’m afraid to put anything in the pot, what beauty do I miss?
What color is your thumb?