Plant a Tree

Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.

Kahlil Gibran

Three Things for Fulfilling Life

According to ancient thinking, to live a fulfilling life,  you must do three things: have a son, write a  book and plant a tree because by doing so, you will have three legacies that will live on after you die.

Well, I don’t have a son, neither I’ve written a book but I’ve planted an awful lot of trees. While there are many more components of a happy and complete life (I would add the joy of having a daughter to the list), the idea of planting a tree is an excellent one. It is not only beneficial for the environment but also a duty of ours towards nature.

Mark Your Growth With Trees

Watching a tree grow from a sapling into a tall tree will keep you connected with the daily passage of time and the cycles of nature. Just as the tree grows and matures, you will be able to mark your growth as a human being. If you have children, plant a tree in honour of each of them.  Each tree then becomes a living record of the different life stages of your children. Planting a tree for each child in your family is a wonderful and creative act of love that your kids will remember for many years to come.

“He who plants a tree. Plants a hope.”

Lucy larcom

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