“The tree which outlasts the storm is the one with the strongest roots.” (Steve Gamlin)
With all the wind/rain storms that have hit New Hampshire recently, it is not uncommon to see trees toppled like dominoes.
I saw this one on Goffstown Back Road yesterday, still standing tall and strong, in contrast to more than twenty others strewn about the property around it.
My first thought: Why was THIS tree still standing when others fell? Some were violently ripped from the ground, with short, jagged strands dangling from the trunk.
Yet this one stands strong…and it’s all about the roots.
This tree is CONNECTED to its place in the earth. It is strong and healthy, with a solid root system.
In the real world, WE need to be connected like this tree.
The winds of change seem to be blowing now more than ever, so I ask:
Which tree are YOU…in your career? In your family life? In your own mind and heart?
Are you well-educated and adaptable, so that you can make adjustments as your company navigates any storms?
Are you connected with your family members, at a deep level, to be able to withstand the pressures which seem to damage so many others?
Do you stand tall and proud in your own mind and heart, reaching for the sun and all that is good? Do you stay true to your ethics and morals, refusing to compromise your inner strength?
I wish you the best in maintaining your strength and growth as life throws storms in your path. Remember, it’s all about the roots.