I Love Trees: the Palm Trees

I find Palm Trees to be so exotic and tropical.

Tall and lean with a burst of bloom.  Strong and flexible.  Also, resilient and open to change.

In this life chapter, I step into a Southern California postcard every single day and I stand in wonder of the Palm Trees. With such a lean and skinny trunk, how do they grow so tall?   How do they balance all the way up there?  How does a gust of wind not snap them clear over?

And I learn that these trees are actually quite nimble and bend-y with the wind.  They do not fight against the forces of nature.  They sway, lean with it, and rock with it, until it passes.  Hurricanes, no problem.  Do they stand perfectly straight after a wind storm, no.  But that ability to root down, straighten out and grow again is the true beauty of the Palm Tree.

How beautiful that the trees know how to respond, adapt and be flexible in times of change or transition.  And then choose to grow straight up again.

Oh, how much we can learn from the trees….


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