My Tree Life

As I look at the tree blowing in the wind, I am astonished by how it goes through the seasons of life strong and steady. It goes to show with strong roots the tree endures just as we as humans with strong roots endure. Now in humans strong roots may not always develop in our childhood. Sometimes the situations we go through give us those strong roots. A Maple tree starts out as, what some people call a helicopter seed. Within a few years, if you let it, that seed will grow. It can grow into a strong durable tree to withstand most storms. Just as we humans can withstand storms throughout our lives. A tree bends and does not break easily. Even if you have gone through difficult times, if you look back you did not break easily. Some of us go through times when we are at our lowest, but being faithful to ourselves and our beliefs can bring us through it. Even if a tree is knocked down or torn out of the ground there remains some portion of their roots in the ground. Even as we go through tough times the roots of our being remain for us. If we look at the tree’s life we see that it is not a fast growing tree. We are also not fast growing and if we take our time to grow and plant our roots we too can stand tall and steady. Sometimes we look for the quick or easy way. Most times this is not a solution to any problems we are having. As we go through life we are constantly changing. If you think of a tree’s roots spreading out, you will notice if a way is blocked the tree will send its roots in another direction to make it steadfast. We as humans will also go in another direction in our lives several times to get to where we want to be. Each year a maple tree will shed old leaves in the Fall and get new leaves in the Spring. The Fall leaves that are shed are beautiful but have served their purpose. As we go through our life we will also go through the seasons of Fall and Spring. In our lives I believe Fall is the shedding of old ways and Spring is the beginning of new ways. Even as you shed your old ways they have brought beauty to your life just as the Fall leaves of a tree brings beauty to the world. A tree can turn over a leaf when the wind blows, but most leaves stay steadfast to the tree. Think back on a time when a wind blew through your life and you were steadfast until the wind subsided. Look around you there are many things in nature that we can compare how they grow to our lives. A tree beautifies and makes for a healthy environment and is grounded, these are the things I strive for everyday in my life. Take a minute to think about how you would compare your life to that of a tree. I bet you will find several similarities. Thank you for reading my blog!

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