Day 84 – When is the best time to plant a tree?

A couple weeks ago, a guest pastor preached at our church.  He talked about seeing things (change, growth, vision) in 50 year chunks of time — seeing the big picture so to speak.  He asked, “When is the best time to plant a tree?…50 years ago!”  He then continued, “When is the second best time to plant a tree?…today.”

I walked away inspired…but I started to frame the question for my life as today is the best time to plant the tree…that somehow I missed the first time 20 years ago.  But, I’ve also shared before with others that everything in my life happened for a reason and got me to where I am today.  The life experiences, the training, the insights.  So I now more fully appreciate the wisdom Pastor Phil shared that morning in the context of my life.  A tree was planted 20 years ago…nay, even 41 years ago!   And now with a strong, deep root system of life experiences, the tree is coming into full bloom…into what I was truly meant to be, at this moment, in preparing for this next chapter of life.  And for that I am grateful.

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