Many years ago/once upon a time a Mother took her three small
children to the school fete. While they were there one of the children
wanted an ugly cactus for their bedroom so the mother, being a very nice Mum,
bought it for them knowing it would be difficult for them to kill.
Years past and the children grew up and the moved away
leaving the poor cactus all alone on the window sill unloved and uncared for.
The Mother felt sorry for it so put it in her greenhouse
with some other plants where it was warm and looked after.
Then one morning the Mother went into the greenhouse where she found
the ugly old cactus had grown a huge and beautiful flower
which was much bigger than the cactus itself.
Proving good things come to those who wait or whatever moral
you want to gain from this story.
Have a great day.