March 22, 2012
Have You Hugged a Tree Today?
I learned three things:
First, the girth of said tree is much larger than I anticipated. As my arms circled the tree its generous volume completely filled my embrace.
Two, my initial feelings of utter foolishness were soon replaced by immense feelings of gratitude. Gratitude for its endurance and tenacity for survival, the sheer magnitude of its presence, its fresh spring canopy and the dappled shade it provides. Uncomplicated gratitude.
And third, that the experience made me smile. So much so that I chose to linger in the embrace and soak in all that abundant gratefulness and mirth the tree had to offer.
Do you think I'm a nut? Maybe so.