THE TREE OF LIFE
“I am sorry, Boy,” said the tree, “but I have nothing left to give you-
My apples are gone.”
“My teeth are too weak for apples,” said the boy.
“My branches are gone,” said the tree.
“You cannot swing on them-”
“I am too old to swing on branches,” said the boy.
“My trunk is gone,” said the tree.
“You cannot climb-”
“I am too tired to climb,” said the boy.
“I am sorry,” sighed the tree.
“I wish that I could give you something… but I have nothing left. I am an old stump. I am sorry…”
“I don’t need very much now,” said the boy, “just a quiet place to sit and rest. I am very tired.”
“Well,” said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could,
“well, an old stump is a good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.”
And the boy did.
And the tree was happy.”
― Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree
TCOY CHALLENGE – Reach out to someone from your past who you have not spoke to in a long time.
Excuses be gone! This is as much of a health benefit for you (and others) as a physical workout. Take the time to nurture your social and emotional well-being. Rekindling relationships and remembering what shaped your life is time well spent.
TCOY = Take Care of You
Well-being: Mind, Heart and Body