I was perusing Facebook and ran across a little blog shared from a new teacher I had the honor to work with last year. Thank you, Macy Hula Worley, the most beautiful new bride ever!
It spoke about Marigolds.
It spoke first about gardening, and companion planting. The placing of certain plants near each other to improve growth for one or both of the plants, with the marigold being one of the best.
It protects other plants against pests and harmful weeds. If you plant a marigold beside most any other plant, that plant will grow big and strong and healthy, protected and encouraged by its marigold.
The article went on to tell new teachers to find their marigolds. Every school has them. Those that help. Support. Encourage. And advised new teachers to plant themselves next to them. Figuratively, of course.
I have to say, I’ve met my principal, and I’ve met my team at Kendall-Whittier. I’ve already received their email addresses and beaucoups of offers to assist me however they can. I’ve been to school and my room this summer and have been assisted by the teacher next to me in giving me a run down of what and where most everything is. Thank you, Denise. You’re my marigold! You all are!
I can already tell, I have a garden of marigolds surrounding me!
Let’s all be marigolds. Let’s plant ourselves next to those less strong, less favored, and encourage and support them to grow to be the strongest, healthiest, and best they can be!
He thrives before the sun, and his shoots spread out over his garden. Job 8:16
Love and laughter,