On celebrating difference

Did you know that there are over 500 species of oak?

Neither did I.

Living in our little valley and watching them change through the seasons has heightened our awareness.

Trees just meters apart might have utterly different leaf dimensions. Their shape and how they herald autumn could be significantly dissimilar.

Yet they are all oaks.

And we are all human beings who are gloriously, riotously and distinctively different too.

Let’s celebrate.

~ Yesterday, I was involved in a lovely group conversation with Wendy Appel on the Enneagram. Another reminder of how to appreciate our distinctiveness.