Nature is resilient down to every last dry elderberry and every drought-soaked flittering leaf. Even in a bad year there is much beauty to be found. It all depends on your positive state of mind and sense of aesthetics.
Fruits were bountiful this summer – a rebound from the one single apple harvested the year before. Plums? It has been seven years since we have seen such a crop! Walnuts? Last year not a single shell graced our baskets.
Most of us in a consumer driven society are falsely informed that everything is available – all of the time.
That is not what nature intends for us at all.
And what about life? Well, sometimes we expect things to fall into our laps because we feel we deserve it. Just like when the store runs out of milk, or the perfect pair of shoes isn’t in stock in our size, we may get a bit upset fighting the emotions that we really need this thing this instant!
If we are to live simply and well we must focus our precious energies on adapting to ever changing situations and embracing new philosophies in life.
We must be flexible like the sumacs.
To live a simple life we must exhibit strength.
The strength to believe we are doing something wonderful despite our actions being anything but mainstream. Grow wiser as you age, like the mulberry adding a new ring for each year of life, the bark shingles protecting from the elements and the criticisms of the world.
Combine flexibility and strength – inspire those around you.
Let your soul become a stupendous landscape with all kinds of strongly rooted trees, wildflowers, memories and laughter to last a lifetime.
Discover determination in your passion for life.
Take a closer look at nature and acknowledge the similarities and differences between your life and the trees outside your door.
What do you see?