Souls are like Flowers
“I read somewhere once that souls were like flowers,' said Priscilla. 'Then your soul is a golden narcissus,' said Anne, 'and Diana's is like a red, red rose. Jane's is an apple blossom, pink and wholesome and sweet.' 'And our own is a white violet, with purple streaks in its heart,' finished Priscilla.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
I had the sweetest gift I could receive with the opportunity to paint this piece for a first year teacher and her new apartment. I remember my first teaching position and it was first grade and that happens to be the assignment for this new teacher. Small northwest Texas town, two hours from 'home' and starting out life on her own. I pray this painting will bring her joy every single day.
Teaching is a rewarding career if you really care about the kids and watching them grow. It does not take much, good management skills, ability to fertilize and water frequently and they bloom on their own. Each student a flower in their own right... with the love of the teacher shining down on them.
And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:18