Like most families, my family received several flowers from friends and family when my my grandmother Mary Frances Senter passed away in 2016. Her funeral was located in her hometown of Bean Station, Tennessee, and we had driven down from Springfield, Massachusetts.
The plants were divided among family members, but I asked for the largest one to bring back to Massachusetts. A few days later, we were back home and I placed Frances in the living room by the window.
Over the months she didn't grow, but also didn't die! I kept watering her and clipping her dead ends. But around Christmas last year, her leaves began to droop. I watered her, but she was still dying! I almost threw her away until a tiny voice said "Move her."
And I did. I picked her up and moved her from the living room to the kitchen, and placed her up higher than she was before. I continued what I had done before: watered her, but I also began to call her by name when I watered her.
Fast forward 4 months later, and Frances the Peace Lilly is thriving!
What can we learn from Frances the Peace Lilly?
If you have been feeling stuck, buried, unable to grow, etc., maybe you should get up and MOVE to a new location.
The sky is the limit! Anytime you are feeling like you don't know what to do next, remember Frances the Lilly!
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