Updated: Sep 16, 2019
For some of us, the hours before bedtime or the hours that start the day are tough. Maybe our stomach starts to hurt, our hearts start to race, either while we are winding down or just starting our day. #GardenerShanna likes to take this time to "pick flowers". She asks #GardenerAnna & #GardenerAidan to carve out a little bit of time before bed to walk through their day and recognize all of the good moments and positive experiences. These moments could be as small as finding a penny on the sidewalk, to having an amazing playdate with a friend!
This simple exercise of focusing on the positive can actually have the power to completely transform your outlook on the day-to-day. When we focus on the positive, we take power away from the negative and sometimes attract more friendliness, laughter, fun, and happiness..
Think of it like this, flowers have a really hard time growing in neglected soil. When we take the time to keep our soil moist, keep it aerated, and looking healthy, our flowers have a much easier time growing and thriving. Similarly, when we neglect the good & positive things that happen in our lives, our soil becomes dull & dry - not the best place for flowers to grow. When we recognize the good and balance that with the bad - our soil becomes a much better environment for flowers.
REMEMBER, life is a balance of good and bad. We ride that roller coaster throughout our lives. Something we tend to do is focus on & question the bad things, rather than focus on & appreciate the good things!
Give it a try! Take 10 minutes to sort & pick out your flowers, by the end of that time you will have a beautiful bouquet. Did you try this in your classroom? Let us know how it went - we would love to know how your students responded to making their 💐 bouquets 💐 and you can ALWAYS let us know how you #PullYourWeeds!