Good Morning Watershed Explorers,
I hope that you all enjoyed the beautiful weekend and I wish you the best of luck with this week's learning. I wanted to start off today's blog by sharing a sweet picture from Angela at Agnes Little. First, thank you so much, Angela, for taking the time to draw this wonderful picture, second, your smile lit up my morning!
It's hard for me not to go back to my favorite Dr. Jane quote, but we all make a difference every day. A simple smile like the one Angela shared makes a very positive difference!
My oldest daughter is in second-grade and today she had to watch a video about plants. In the video, it spoke about whether or not a plant could live without light. It showed an experiment where one seed was exposed to light and the other seed was kept in total darkness. Surprisingly, the seed with no light at all actually grew taller. Spoiler alert if you ever watch the video, the seed with no light grew taller because it was searching for light. The tallest tree in the world is a redwood named Hyperion. It measures almost 380 feet tall. In order to get the most light, Hyperion just kept on growing past all the other trees.
The reason I am sharing this story is that I want to impress upon the importance of light. Light is powerful. The light in all of us should be passed on to others. I definitely mentioned this in a previous blog, but it can be as simple as a smile, a kind word, a hug (just with family right now!), or a special digital note to ask someone how they are doing. Everyone can use this light right now and I think it's important to remember how great a power it can be. Plants will literally climb buildings to find the light.
Let's all share our light today in any way that we can. Also, remember that it is teacher appreciation week so definitely share your light and your thanks with your amazing teachers!