Lessons From Trees

 

Bend in the breeze

you can’t control the wind

it’s always gonna blow

sometimes softly, sometimes strong

don’t try to resist it, bend with it

let it flow through you

 

Stay rooted and grounded, but not stiff

brittle branches break

 

Stretch out your arms and embrace life

but don’t cling too tightly to anything

be willing to let go –

Let the leaves fall off when their time comes

setting them free to dance on the wind

Shed your protective bark

allowing new layers of yourself to emerge

 

Seasons come and go, the cycle of life continues

 

But always remain green inside

even in the dead of winter

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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35 responses to “Lessons From Trees

  1. Good life lessons, Julie. Hope Sunday is treating you well. ❤

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  2. Beautiful! Especially the part about always remaining green.

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  3. Great post! Love the part about willing to let go, let the leaves fall when time comes!

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  4. Thanks for the gentle and beautiful reminders Julie. A perfect script for me and my changes. 🙂

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  5. Your autumnal philosophy is much appreciated Julie.

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  6. Be a tree of life! Lovely Julie 🍁🍂🍁

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  7. A beautiful poem and picture of a life well lived. I can see a coffee table edition of your poems with your photos, I love your warm passion for appreciating life through it’s seasons, along with your positive, healthy approach, it is a real blessing which you pass on to us all who read.

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    • Oh gosh that would be an absolute dream to put together a coffee table book of my poems and photos. Thank you so much for the kind words about my writing, I sincerely appreciate it. Just passing along what the trees spoke to my heart this morning as I watched them swaying in the wind. 🙂

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  8. Beautiful! I should be more like a tree. Sometimes I’m not good at bending with the breeze or with letting go.

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  9. LOVED this, Julie. Beautiful tree wisdom and gorgeous photo.

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  10. The trees have some much to teach us when we stop to listen to there subtle whispers…Gorgeous autumn photo.

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  11. I’m going to attempt a photo of my yellow tree…Just beautiful 🙂

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  12. Simply love this, Jewels. Trees have so much to teach us, if we just listen.

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  14. This was a simply lovely expression of how we can learn how yo live like a Tree. ♧♡~~go with the flow~~ ☆¤

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  15. good message conveyed beautifully in this poem… One should be flexible in life… 🙂

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  16. So nice to read a fellow local blogger.

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  17. I love re reading your poem here, it is so true of life and so beautifully imaged by the autumn/fall season:-)

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