Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Being like trees

We grow a lot faster than trees, he said, so we miss a lot of stuff.
~ Storypeople

As some of you know, I love Storypeople. Love them. I get a quote of the day emailed to me every morning. It's a great way to start the day and I definitely recommend it. You can sign up here. Yesterday, this quote above came and it really made me pause and think. I really do miss a lot of stuff. And, the worst part is that I don't even realize it. I'm so busy going from one point to the next, checking something off my to do list or just stuck inside my own thoughts that my life passes me by and I'm hardly a part of it. My life.

I've always loved trees. I love them like I love the sky. I read For One More Day by Mitch Albom once, and in it, there was a character who was talking about carving her prayer into a tree. When asked why she carved her prayers into trees, she replied: "Trees spend all day looking up at God". Trees spend all day looking up at God. At the sky. Their majestic.

So, today, after another long day at work, I am saying my own prayer. To be more like the trees.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

I just had to comment after reading this - I also LOVE trees! I have always loved them...each one is so unique in how it looks and what it produces. When I was little, they cut down the enormous oak tree in our front yard (it was the largest tree in our was HUGE) and I pretty much cried for days. My mom saved a few pieces of the trunk and painted them, and I treasure them. I also love the book "The Giving Tree".

And you know I love StoryPeople :-)