A lot of people get weird around whether or not they're capable of keeping plants alive. They think they have black thumbs or no luck with plants. And to those people, we say try succulents. You can literally break off pieces of them and stick them in water (or dirt) and they are almost guaranteed to sprout roots.
And as you're starting the cuttings, they can work as little bouquets around the house. In this case, they're around my mom's kitchen sink. My mom can't help but grow things and going over to her house is normally pretty inspiring. Her way with plants is truly awesome and everywhere you look in her house she's got something growing. She's got a row behind the sofa, in front of most windows and in the bathroom. But for some reason, the cuttings stuck haphazardly in a vase by the sink got my attention. So the next time you're at your friend's house and they have succulents, break off a stem and stick it in some water. keep it near some light and you'll soon see some roots sprout.
Do you start plants with cuttings? Do you ever swap with friends or neighbors?