Not so long ago, I received a beautiful card that surprised me with its message on the front. It was a message that made me reflect “What does that mean?” Inside was a handwritten letter and the card’s inside message “Thank you for everything.”
“The force of a 1000 flowers” made me think of the thousands of students I’ve come in contact with…can it be that many? In a field of flowers — who counts? You just see the beauty, the colors, the textures, the many, many varieties — personalities if you will.
As I wind up my week of reflecting on National Teacher Appreciation Week I have one more thought to share — about the student who sent that card. I’ll say that her name is Florida, a name that denotes flowers. I’ll tell you all she is making a difference in the classroom and with her own children, nieces and nephews. She is doing important work locally, on the state and national level. How very proud I am of her. She is my link, my assurance, that as I retire, she is there to continue our work.
The answer to yesterday’s challenge? A