Two years ago, one of the neighbors cut down a beautiful tree that grew in his backyard.
The Significant Other found out through another neighbor, that the tree had been slain only because it shed too many leaves.
I was outraged.
The tree had been there for such a long time, and suddenly it was gone.
This morning, as I drank my coffee, I ventured out to the terrace to feel the sun on my face.
As I peered into the neighbor’s yard, I noticed a new tree had taken up residence in the spot where the old tree had been.
However, upon closer inspection, I noticed that it wasn’t a new tree.
I was awestruck and smiled at Mother Nature’s refusal to be stifled.
While man had wanted to destroy one of her creations, she had valiantly shown him who was in charge.
As I walked with Roxy today, I looked for signs of Mother Nature’s perseverance; of her refusal to be dismissed.
I saw wildflowers growing through cement bricks, through cracks in the sidewalk, and in the middle of the forest.
I saw branches growing near the base of a tree trunk, moss growing on logs, and even on a rock.
All of this led me to understand that we have much to learn from Mother Nature.
Mother Nature is by far one of our best role models and I can’t think of anyone I’d rather emulate.
Because there’s nothing more empowering than persevering in the face of adversity; standing tall and unfaltering no matter what our situation.
Like Mother Nature, we should refuse to be quieted, ignored, or dismissed.
We have to develop the ability to rise above our circumstances, whatever those might be, because we are strong; we are resilient.
We have the capacity to withstand pain, fatigue, and hunger.
We too are a force to be reckoned with should someone try to abuse, demean, or disrespect us or our loved ones.
And like Mother Nature, we are capable of living in less than ideal conditions because we are survivors.
Yes, ladies, there is much to learn from Mother Nature, and like the newly sprouted tree, we must rise, triumph and enjoy the beauty around us.
Do you feel as motivated as Mother Nature to conquer anything that might prevent you from reaching your goals?