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.