Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sunshine and Time

Gardening is a great example of learning the value of patience. It is also a great example of reaping the rewards of hard work.

Last year, I found it humorous that upon putting a tomato plant in the ground, a child asked if the tomatoes were ready to eat now. I told him it takes sunshine and time to grow. He looked up, saw the sun, waited a few more seconds and re-asked the same question. I told him it takes months not seconds, but it would be worth it. Teaching kids the value of patience can be difficult, but I believe letting them plant and work a garden is a perfect way to do so.

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