Weeds or Wildflowers?

You probably know the saying:  “May all your weeds be wildflowers.”  IMG_0731Some learners today mentioned this to me as I was passing through during morning walkabout.  They were commenting on activities from the weekend and noticed “several weeds on the ball fields,” in their yards, and even on the highways.  Someone mentioned allergies and “how hard it is to stay healthy right now with everything blooming!”  Another friend talked about sharing “a daffodil from Grammy’s garden with a friend at church yesterday; she sure smiled alot after that!”  One child discussed the need to “help others learn to see the weeds of life as wildflowers everyday.”  🙂  Obviously, this got my attention!

As we talked on, it became obvious these observers were sharing ideas gleaned from recent classroom conversations and discussions about turning challenging situations into opportunities.  This life lesson at a young age can certainly impact the future for these learners.  Looking at things optimistically (the glass is half full) goes a long way in bringing JOY to daily challenges, no matter the situation.  So…here’s hoping you find a batch of wildflowers along your journey today and help others to turn their weeds into wildflowers too!

Note:  We have our annual Volunteer Appreciation Day this Friday, April 12 @ 7:45 a.m. during our Miller Rally…thanks to our Vital Volunteers everyday!  🙂