What I learned from trees


This spring, I’m living and volunteering for a month at a monastery in central Florida. One of the many, many, benefits of my stay here is that the grounds are beautiful and are home to huge, old oak trees, softly draped in bluish-grey, lush-looking Spanish moss.

The weather has been perfect for outdoor reflection, and a good deal of my time has been spent in the shade of the trees’ blanketed branches.

Here are a few life lessons these massive mentors have shared with me . . .  

Stay rooted.

Learn to sway.

Going out on a limb can be a good thing.

Accept that there are seasons, and change is inevitable.

Leaves, like so many things in life come and go, and that’s okay.

Oh, yes, and being green is a great way to live!


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