The sunflower lapel pin reminds us that each child has a gift waiting for us to encourage. The accompanying card reads:
Seeds of the sunflower have been known to lie dormant in untilled soil for a quarter century. Yet, when the soil is turned and sunlight touches the seeds, the process of germination is activated within the embryo. In just a few weeks, a vigorous plant stretches toward the sun, continuing the life cycle, blooming, and producing the next generation of seeds. Consider how students' abilities and interests are like the germ of life within the sunflower seed. Then remember that a teacher's attention and encouragement may be the one factor that, like sunlight on a dormant seed, can influence those capacities to flourish.
Antiqued gold tone, 5/8" diameter.