Updated: Feb 9
Living things comes from a seed. Rather it be a flower, food, plants, or a person, they all come from a seed. Not many people can just look at a seed and know what it is going to grow into. Seeds come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, and colors. The seed goes through many different stages before becoming what it was meant to be.
Let’s just think about the apple for a moment. It starts as a seed. Just to look at it you would not be able to tell that it is going to end up as a delicious apple. The seed must go through a process of getting the proper care, which includes, nurturing, sun, and water. With the proper care, germination begins and it turns into a sprout. During this time it is very important that the sprout gets a lot of care. It must not be ignored, neglected, or abused in any type of way or it will not thrive and grow. With very close attention, love, and nurturing the sprout will then grow into a tree. The tree will stand tall and spread its branches out for everyone to enjoy the wonderful shade that it has to offer. Although the tree is beautiful because it has been well taken care of, it has not yet met its true potential. With more patience and care the tree will soon start to bloom into pretty little flowers. Then out of nowhere, comes the apple. The apple is the gift that came from a tiny little seed.
Children are like the apple seed that has just been explained. No matter their size, shape, color, or disability, with the proper care children are able to reach their full potential. Each child has a different gift to offer. Many times we are unaware of the gift, until we are actively involved in their development. To be actively involved means to make sure that the child is getting all the care, education, and love it needs to thrive and blossom. Once the child has blossomed the true gift comes out. Every child has a gift. It is our job as parents, caregivers, and educators to ensure that each child reaches their full potential so that the gift help make the world a better place.