As you reflectively read the excerpts below, take a moment to pause and pay attention to what is happening within you. What touches you? What is stirring? Growing?
Trees seem to do their feats so effortlessly.
Every year a given tree creates absolutely from scratch 99% of its living parts.
Water lifting up tree trunks can climb 150 feet an hour; in full summer a tree can, and does, heave a ton of water every day.
A big elm in a single season might make as many as six million leaves, wholly intricate, without budging an inch; I couldn’t make one.
Spirituality of Trees, by Lisa Ward
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia