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Friday, March 30, 2012

All the flowers of tomorrow, are the seeds of today. Indian Proverb

Investing your time in helping others is like planting seeds in the flower garden of life.  One of my personal "time investments" is spent being a Girl Scout leader. Each year, leaders get together and plan activities for the upcoming year.  This year, we added a flowed design class to our plans.

For this lesson, we took our fourth grade Junior Girl Scout troop for the floral decor lesson, at the Yellow Vase Cafe in Palos Verdes.

The children enjoyed working with ribbon, roses and hydrangeas to create a sweet Spring flower arrangement that anyone would love.  The outcome was wonderful.

Fortunately, if you teach a child something truly useful, they can use it over and over in life. A week after we had this class, our Troop Leader was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. We are praying for her speedy recovery, and our troop was able to gather quickly when we heard the news, and create some beautiful flowers designed with love for her. We gave them flower vases and a bucket of Spring flowers and this si what they created. 

Working with children, and flowers, is a useful way to plant loving seeds in the flower garden of childhood.