Gratitude, by Will Saunders

 

I love receiving gifts. I’m always the biggest kid in the room when I get a gift. Getting them for no reason is always nice, but I like getting them also for special occasions, such as my birthday. Happy Birthday to Me! When it comes to gifts though, the only thing I love more than receiving them is showing gratitude to the giver.

I received this nice plant for my birthday, a plant that I adore immensely. It’s an Asian Dish Garden plant. I vow to care for it and make it last a long time. But I am unable to show gratitude to anyone. As you can see, It’s from You Know Who; only thing is, I don’t know who. But I appreciate it more than words can say. If you want to remain anonymous, I understand. Thank you.

I have matured in the way in which I care for plants. I used to treat them all the same: give them some water and a little sunlight, talk to them throughout the day, and sit back and let them grow. Until, they started to die on me. Plants are just like people. You cannot treat them all the same and expect the same thing from them all. Each one has different requirements. Once I realized this, the lifespan of my plants improved. My poinsettia from this past Christmas is still thriving. Those suckers are the most challenging of any plant I ever had. The blooms die, but the green leaves live on. If you have cared for them correctly, the blooms will come back. They call it re-blooming. Most people, myself included, don’t have the proper conditions in their homes for a poinsettia plat to re-bloom. A hothouse, or greenhouse, is needed. Some people use plastic bags to mimic a greenhouse effect. But I don’t have the patience for all that. So, I’ll have to be content with just the green.

About Will S.

A nouveau Taurus, writing about my view of the world around me. From politics, to social problem, to public corruption, music and movies to pretty much anything I feel inspired to write.
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