This is a story about putting love into everything you do.
Manny likes plants very much.
He spends all his evenings under the two trees in the yard. One is a pine tree and the other is an apple tree. Manny can spend hours sitting under them just looking at the beauty of the branches and how the clouds appear through the leaves of the trees.
Before entering school everyday, he always first visits the school garden. There are many flowers of all colors in the garden. As they all have a very good smell, Manny stops to smell them and always thinks to himself “These are beautiful very flowers. I would like to have my own flowers”.
He really likes plants. On weekends, his father takes him to visit places. around the city. When his father asks where the child wants to go, Manny always says:
“I would like to visit a park where we can see beautiful plants. A forest where the trees are so tall that they touch the clouds. Maybe a field of flowers, it would be nice to visit a field of flowers, dad!”
One day his day his dad said.
“Out of the city there is a large field full of sunflowers. Sunflowers are big, yellow and pretty. Sunflowers are like the sun, that’s why they’re called like that. I know you will like that place very much. Maybe we can go there.”
For some reason, Manny does not have plants in his house other than the two trees that are in the yard. His parents work all day, therefore they do not have time to take care of plants. Plants are like a pets: they must eat, must be taken care of and they must receive a lot of love.
If a plant does not receive love, then it withers. That is why Manny’s parents do not keep plants. The trees that are in the yard were already quite old when they moved to that house.
As Manny’s parents know that their child likes plants a lot, they decided to buy some. So they bought some small plants, in small pots, for the child to take care of. They explained to him that plants must be watered every day to grow. they also explain that he must take them out to receive sunlight and that he must protect them from the rain. They remind him that he has to protect them from insects as well. They teach him these things but above all things they teach him that the most important thing for a plant to grow is to give it love. If you give it a lot of love, it will grow big and strong.
“Well, if you give a lot of love to anything, it will grow big and strong. A pet, a person or a plant. If you put love in what you do, it will always be good” his mother says.
“That’s why we give you a lot of love, because we want you to grow big and strong. Now you must give a lot of love to your plants so that they grow big and strong.” his dad tells him.
Manny pays close attention to what his parents tell him. He will take care of his plants with love. He waters them every morning when he gets up and before going to bed. When the sun shines in the sky, he places the pots in the yard. When it rains, he keeps the plants indoors because they are very small and the rain can easily drown them. He gives them a lot of love, he even sings songs to them and talks to them. He tells them how he is doing at school, he tells them about his friends. His parents also talk to his plants and that makes them grow faster.
So Manny’s plants grow and become beautiful flowers that can be planted in the yard. In this way, the child begins to collect and grow more and more plants. His parents buy the plants when they are little and Manny takes care of them until they grow up. When they are large enough, they plant them in the yard. They do this until it becomes a beautiful garden full of flowers, flowers so beautiful that everyone who passes near the house stops to look at them. So beautiful flowers that everyone says “What a beautiful garden Manny has grown!”
Manny learned from a very young age that everything you do with love and perseverance always gives a good result.
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