"TREE OF LIFE”
When it comes to people in one’s life – be it friends, family, acquaintances, employees, co-workers, whoever… look at life like a tree. All these people are placed inside what can be called a “tree test”.
It goes like this…..
Some people come into your life like leaves on a tree. They are there only for a season. They give you shade, but you can’t depend on them or count on them because they are weak. Like leaves, they take what they need and as soon as it gets cold or a wind blows in your life, they are gone.
You can't be angry with them, shade is all they can give - it's just the way they are.
There are some people who are like branches on a tree. They are stronger than the leaves, they will stick around through most seasons, but if you go through a storm or two in your life, it’s possible that you may lose them. Most times they break away when it’s tough. Although they are stronger than the leaves, you have to test them out before you put all your weight on them.
But again, you can’t be upset with them, it’s just the way they are.
If you can find people who are like roots of a tree, then you have found something truly special. Like the roots of a tree, they are hard to find because they are not to be seen. Their only mission is to hold you up and help you live a strong and healthy life. They are happy to see you thrive. They stay low-key and don't let the world know that they are there. If you go through an awful storm, they will hold you up, nourish you, feed you and water you – that’s their job, come what may. They are there in every season, they are there through every storm, smiling at you… that’s just the way they are.
Just as a tree has many branches and many leaves, there are few roots.
Look at your own life……. how many leaves, branches and roots do you have? What are you in other people's lives?