A Week of Thanks: Day 4

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.”
– Henry David Thoreau

I am thankful for trees.

Towering, shapely, steadfast, timeless.

Toxic gas-eating, oxygen-generating, shade-providing, forest-creating, habitat-protecting, fire-fueling, immovable yet changeable, calm-inducing, perspective-enhancing, trees.

From trees I learn to stand my ground, deepen my roots, provide shelter, heal my wounds, rely on others, turn negatives into positives, understand my surroundings and continue to grow.

I am thankful for trees.

DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world. Connect with him on Twitter at @berrydavid.

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