There’s something about a dreary rainy day that makes me contemplative. Perhaps it’s the falling barometric pressure or simply the sluggish feeling rain brings that makes today another “think day”. Thoughts swirl like a kaleidoscope of colors spinning about.
Today’s thoughts whirled around my aloe plant. Months ago a friend had given me an offshoot of hers. With confidence, she guaranteed that once re-potted and ignored, except for an occasional watering, the plant would thrive. And she was correct. I now have five little aloes growing beside the now-large original offshoot.
My friend assured me that by early April the new offshoots will be ready to transplant and give away. The aloe truly is a sharing plant that requires very little work. Hmm…more thoughts came to mind…sharing…that’s a lot like giving…little effort needed…hmm….
It requires very little to give away a smile at someone passing by, or to hold open a door for a mother pushing a cart loaded with groceries and young children, or for an elderly person using a walker, or simply for the person entering a building behind you.
Texts and e-mails cost little or nothing. Neither does sending a friend an encouraging message, or texting a family member that you love them, or using an old-fashion method of communication and simply telling a co-worker that he/she is doing a great job.
And a “thank you” is always appreciated whether written, stated, texted, or e-mailed.
Today the rain and a sharing plant collided in a thoughtful way. Now to put that pondering into practice….