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  • Writer's pictureBob Prentice


These are two of my fruit trees–one just loaded with apples and the other one cherries. I cannot wait for picking time! While I was out watering my apple, cherry, pear, plum, mulberry, and apricot trees today, I pondered many a thought. Every thought carried me back to the tree that I was watering, and something I had recently read that I wanted to share with you here today. I have no idea who the author is, or I would give credit to the author. Truly this is wisdom from the ages... ALL I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE I LEARNED FROM TREES

  • It's important to have roots.

  • In today's complex world, it pays to branch out.

  • Don't pine away over old flames.

  • If you really believe in something, don't be afraid to go out on a limb.

  • Be flexible so you don't break when a harsh wind blows.

  • Sometimes you have to shed your old bark in order to grow.

  • If you want to maintain accurate records, keep a log.

  • Grow where you're planted.

  • It's perfectly okay to be a late bloomer.

  • Avoid people who would like to cut you down.

  • Get all spruced up when you have a hot date.

  • If the party gets boring or dangerous, just leaf.

  • You can't hide your true colors as you approach the autumn of your life.

  • It's more important to be honest than poplar.

I don't know about you, but I'll never look at a tree the same way again. I love my trees and they really have taught me so much! A couple things I think I'd add to this list is that trees have taught me to relax and take time to enjoy life. What's more, there is nothing like the trees–and in fact all of creation–to make me feel close to my Creator.

So maybe it's time you planted a tree. I really enjoy the fruit trees we have growing in our yard, and I especially like the pie that is derived from the fruit trees I planted over the last twenty years. Mmmm! Mmmm! I can taste it already! Life is SWEET!

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