Let’s be more like them…
Boxes are a handy item to have on hand.
We use them to store things that are precious to us, and organize our lives. Have you opened a box that was taped up and stored long ago? What did the contents look like inside?
I have found that the items looked more worn out from being in the box, than they did before I put them in. Are boxes protection from life?
I was at Target after Christmas.
I used to buy an Amaryllis every year at Christmas. My daughter doesn’t remember, because she was a toddler.
I spotted a box with the Amaryllis bulb, and pot, sitting on the clearance end cap. With it being January, it was drastically reduced in price, so I brought it home to show her.
Upon opening the box, I noticed the bulb was very dry, along with the roots. I didn’t know it’s story. How long had it been in the box? How many places was it shipped to before it landed at Target?
My intention for this bulb was to give it love, and watch it grow.
The picture you see is approximately two month’s worth of growth. Pretty sad huh?
My daughter found it humorous, and called it, ‘The flower that doesn’t want to bloom.’
I thought her comment was hilarious, but it also made me think. What am I not giving this plant, for it to have everything it needs? I told her, “I know right? I’m afraid I will over water it, which I am good at, and I don’t want it to sit in a cesspool and die!!!”
I took the bulb out of it’s original container, and placed it in one of my favorite pots.
I took a chance, and started watering it.
It’s sitting by a window on my desk, so I made sure to open the curtain early in the morning, so it would have light. If it was a cloudy day, I would turn on the lamp beside it instead. I started caring for, and nurturing this plant three days ago, and here it is today!
Them three days, and it wants to bloom.
It may not grow as tall as the Amaryllis I had in the past because of the shape it was in when I found it, but it has grown with what it had to work with. A lot like us. We grow by what we are given, but first, remove the box.