Real, live plants or flowers

are a winter essential.

Green thumbs are not required;

I’m living proof.

One green plant we own

has more lives than Morris the Cat.

As soon as I see it drooping,

I finally remember to water it.

Without fail, it always perks back up.

As for the flowers I buy,

those typically last

a couple weeks max.

My bad.

But it’s so worth getting new ones.

When you’re coming in from

a chilly, snowy winter night…

to be welcomed home

by something vibrant and colorful

and alive is priceless.