Yesterday I was told a story of a young girl who told her grandmother that she enjoyed watering the garden because it meant she had a chance to look at the beautiful flowers.
I reflected on this comment and how it pertains to how we can and should be nurturing our children. I translate this metaphor to giving young people not just our time but quality time which provides them with a feeling that someone genuinely cares for their progress and wellbeing. With this important need satisfied our young can grow and thrive.
As parents and teachers it is a useful reminder of our obligations.
Growing greatness – kia mana ake!