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Dev Jha - Head- HRBP, India,Carrier Midea India Ltd., Gurugram

24-Jul-2020

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Such is life. We have to understand individuals and the need for their own space. That they need to be treated differently, personally, empathically, as per their own constitution, for them to be able to first thrive and later bloom. It really doesnt matter if they are a part of someones grand scheme of a garden, for themselves they are individuals who need their own pace and space to grow.

When we shifted to our apartment 3 years back, we had a balcony, a big one. Quite naturally, we thought, Lets create a garden. First, I was of the opinion to seek professional help, but something inside nudged me, why not try my hand at it, and let me tell you my hand did not have a green thumb. I was one of those people who could not name a plant.

So the journey began, and like all unknown paths, we went justdownhill.

It was a learning - as soon as we shifted the plants from the nursery to our home, they died. We watered, toiled, fed, cared, googled, tried again, yet they died. After months of struggle, we wanted to give up. Maybe its not worth our time, maybe its just not us, maybe just go with artificial ones

But plants have life, and life does not let you give up that easily.

We could not detach ourselves, so we tried again. This time one by one. We learnt the plant names, their thriving conditions, their watering patterns, and their need for air, sunlight and shade. How do we fertilize them, how do we keep them pest free, how do wecare forthem in different seasons.We talked to our plants, we touched them. We celebrated the blossoms and trimmed the falls. We lived with our plants.

We worked at it and we saw the difference. Our plants started thriving.

Such is life. We have to understand individuals and the need for their own space. That they need to be treated differently, personally, empathically, as per their own constitution, for them to be able to first thrive and later bloom. It really doesnt matter if they are a part of someones grand scheme of a garden, for themselves they are individuals who need their own pace and space to grow.

Today, I am a proud plant parent who has an Allamanda, a Sansevieria, a Rose and a Syngonium growing together in a balcony garden. And they beautifully fit in the grand scheme of things.