Five Little Bonsai Plants
In the months following the reopening of schools post-Covid-19, we noticed Sabi interacting more with her peers. Naturally, she began drawing comparisons.
To address this, we purchased five identical Bonsai Trees. Over the next few months, Sabi cared for these plants and made several observations: A tree placed in direct sunlight got burnt and didn’t survive. Another remained sturdy, though it shed most of its leaves. Yet another had fewer leaves. Of the last two, both were lush with leaves, but only one showcased tiny blossoming flowers.
From this experience, Sabi learned that each living being, whether a Bonsai or a child, is unique. Comparing oneself to others is futile. What truly counts is to build on what you’ve got and keep on improving against yourself.