My mom had lots of plants in the house when I was a kid. I liked to help fill up the watering can and give them all a drink from time to time. One day we were at the plant store and I got to pick out my own to take care of. I picked a little cactus. I was the “coolest” plant they had. Turns out it was a good choice. Every few months I would remember that I had it and when I would check on it it would be bigger than before.