Calm wisdom…

You might have guessed – I love being around trees.

Their rootedness earths me.

Their instinctive reaching for the sky inspires me.

The way they create their ecosystems astonishes me. Continually.

Their quiet endurance gives me hope.

That in the midst of storms we can stand, even through battering may take its toll.

Because in the end, their tree rings tell their story. And rarely is it without the evidence of challenge – drought, disease, storm or loss.

Yet they still stand.

Offering calm wisdom for today, tomorrow, and the next…