a mighty oak treeWednesday, March 18, 2009
Seeing the Forest from the Trees - by Grandma Roz (Dec 2008)
Well, this has been a year – what can we say,
the most frenzied presidential election,
the economy is a mess and
our men and women are fighting for our freedom;
I think this Chanukah, Christmas and in the New Year,
we have to take a deep breath,
sit back and count our blessings, of which there are many.
It is easy to take our blessings for granted –
The people we love,
The home we share,
The food we eat,
Our good health,
The things we have that seem so important, and yes , we have lots of “things”
But they aren’t so important.
My friend, Lorraine, used to say “people can’t see the forest from the trees” –
What did she mean?
I never thought much about that statement until now.
Now I can look at the forest and see the tree that symbolizes our family.
(Photo taken today along Mohawk Park - not really an OAK tree...but nevertheless, a tree!)
A MIGHTY OAK TREE
When we stand too close to our tree, it is easy not to see the branches.
The branches of our tree is our strength –
It catches us when we are falling,
It hugs us when we are sad, or even glad;
It gives us a might pat on the back for a job well done.
Our tree allows us to loose our leaves, but not our way
Out tree knows that our leaves will grow back bigger, better and stronger
Because it has the support of mighty roots –
Those roots are our family –
our good, the silly, the serious
the anger, the words that hurt and can’t be retrieved,
the tears, the forgiveness, the laughter and
the knowledge that no matter what happens,
no matter how many times we stumble,
we will never fall –
We are a MIGHTY OAK TREE, We are a family!
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