The beautiful thing about orchids is that for months on end you walk by the pot and see only the green leaves. No buds, no flowers. Sure, when you bought the pot it had a magnificent flower on it. Then, it disappeared and left you with only green. After awhile you nearly abandon the growing experiment thinking you must have killed it. But, you leave it and continue to water it. Or not.
Then, one day you’re in a hurry, on your way to work, trying to juggle carrying all that stuff into the car. Wondering what you have to do that day. Probably running late. You are rushing to get to your car and then you see it.
You walk by that once sad little plant and see this:
And you know your day will be alright.