Plants & People (5/31/13)

Plants grow best when we pay attention to them. That means watering,
touching them, putting them in places where they will receive good light.
They need people around them to notice if they are drooping at the edges
or looking particularly happy in the sunlight. The more attention a plant
receives, the better it will grow.

We need to be noticed in the same way. If we notice a family member or
friend is drooping, perhaps we can pay some special attention to him or
her. All of us need someone to care about how we are and to truly listen
to us. We can share and double someone's happiness by noticing and talking
about it also. We help the people around us to grow by listening to their
droopy edges as well as their bright days. People need this as much as
plants need light and water.