Today’s blog post is by my dear friend Brooke – I know you’ll be as moved by it as I was.
I was just starting my first day of work and my boss was giving me a bit of a tour. She pointed and said, “Well, here’s your new office. As you can see, we have the usual: Desk, computer, printer, phone. Also, there’s a dead plant over there in the corner. You can go ahead and throw that away.”
Little did I know that twelve years later I would be sitting here thinking about all the lessons that dead plant has taught me. As it turns out, it wasn’t dead. It just required a little love and attention; and just a little bit of faith.
At first I was clueless about what to do with it. I had never had a plant; or for that matter, been responsible for any living thing. I was only in charge of taking care of myself and quite frankly, I wasn’t doing a great job of that either. But, I figured in its current state, the bar had been set pretty low. How much damage could I possibly do?