Advice from a tree…

A friend put up this poem by Ilan Shamir on facebook and I thought it was fabulous advice for kids and adults alike.. So I hope someday when Sonu and Mishti are old enough to understand, they will appreciate this little bit of advice!

Advice from a Tree 
By Ilan Shamir

Dear Friend,

Stand Tall and Proud 
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth 
Reflect the light of a greater source 
Think long term 
Go out on a limb 
Remember your place among all living beings 
Embrace with joy the changing seasons 
For each yields its own abundance 
The Energy and Birth of Spring 
The Growth and Contentment of Summer 
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall 
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter

Feel the wind and the sun 
And delight in their presence 
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you 
And the mystery of the stars at night. 
Seek nourishment from the good things in life 
Simple pleasures 
Earth, fresh air, light

Be content with your natural beauty 
Drink plenty of water 
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes 
Be flexible 
Remember your roots

Enjoy the view!

Simple and yet very wise.

 

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