The Tiny Tale of a Talking (Proud) Tree

I wrote a little something a while back as I was reminded how important you and I are… and I thought I’d share it to keep us on the right track in the upcoming year.

A tree once told a human, “I have more value than you. I feed you the air you breathe, something you can’t live without. And I can do it for up to 3,500 years.”

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The human said, “Well that’s not fair, that’s what you were made for. I can’t do that, it’s not my purpose. And, I can’t control the years I have to live.”

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The tree then replied, “Well then what are you useful for in the 100 years you are here?”

The human said: “I can feed the heart while I’m here, something I was made to do. I have the capacity to love. You don’t…”

The tree then asked, “Won’t you die without oxygen? You can live without love. So, I’m more important.”

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The human then replied, “Can you really live without love? Plants that are not taken care of die… is it not the fault of a lack of love?”

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The tree stood still and couldn’t say anything back.

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Are you not worth more than a tree?

What are you doing for humanity while you still have time?

While trees may feed the lungs, we feed the soul.



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