The miracle of a single flower

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change” Buddha

This has been a wonderful week. Many moments have reminded me why I do what I do.

Life is good.

To the world, it may seem like a little thing, but on Tuesday, I helped a student learn how to use scissors. The excitement in his eyes was amazing. All week, whenever he had another achievement, he sought me out – “Look Mrs. Turner, I zipped my zipper!”

I figured out how to teach two other students how to tie a knot. When someone has no hand/eye coordination, life’s simplest tasks can frustrate them. One student took more than 25 tries and finally I figured out what would work. I felt like I’d made a scientific discovery.  

So, I am looking at the miracle of a single flower. The tasks that most people skim over, can do while not fully engaging their minds actually create the single moments that add up to success for other people. I might not be curing cancer or discovering another gadget, but I am looking more closely at life.

2 thoughts on “The miracle of a single flower

  1. You have made such a difference in your students’ lives. How wonderful that must feel. I don’t believe in big miracles, but then I consider life itself to be a miracle, and a flower most definitely so. Sometimes though, I forget that, so it’s nice to be reminded. 🙂


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