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Rosanne D'Ausilio, Ph.D. Editor and Publisher
Volume IV, Issue 11
Date: November 1, 2003 - Trees Teach Lessons
Here are 7 lessons that trees teach:
1 - Think First. As in, putting the right tree in the wrong place, or the wrong tree in the right place, could be as unfortunate, as it might be costly.
2 - It's Always Ok To Change Your Mind - No matter how old your tree is, even if it's 100 years old, it's never too late to relocate it if you really want to. Sure there may be costs, even great costs, but oftentimes, even a simple little change can save years, or a lifetime, of floundering and unhappiness.
3 - A Little Care Goes A Long Way - It can even DOUBLE their rate of growth--kind of like people, who care for THEMSELVES.
4 - Growth Happens Exponentially - Take for example, a puny little stick of a tree that you might buy at your local nursery. With a little care, at the end of its first year if you're lucky, you'll have 3 more feet of tree. But, by the end of its 10th year, your puny little stick will have at least 100 major limbs, all of which will grow at least 3 feet--giving you 3 HUNDRED more feet of tree--in just that one year! The parallels in life are obvious; it works with EVERYTHING you do. Life rewards effort EXPONENTIALLY.
5 - Starting is the Hardest Part - Looking at any barren lot, it's virtually impossible to imagine that one day it might be wooded... UNTIL YOU START PLANTING, and then, it's virtually impossible to see it any other way. Start now.
6 - Diversify - If you only planted one little tree in your yard, and year after year you cared and looked after it, you'd be fairly devastated if it were to succumb to lightning or a storm. Whereas, if you planted several trees every year, over those same ten years, the loss of any single tree, or even several, would be far less traumatic than losing your one and only. Diversify.
7- Deal With It - The 7th great lesson from trees is that they deal with their lot in life. You've never heard a tree complain, or whine, or feel sorry for itself, and you've never seen a tree run from its problems--and neither should we. This doesn't mean we have to welcome challenges into our lives, but we do have to deal with them in order to affect change.
And there's more--they bend, they never stop growing, they change with the seasons, and this just may be the best day/week/month/year of your life.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH: The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation." Pearl S. Buck
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