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Planting Trees You’ll Never See

“Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time.” – Diane Ackerman

“First day of spring
The whole world’s wakin’ up and turnin’ green
And everything connects to everything

It’s a beautiful design
It just takes love and faith and grace, a little time

We’re all sons and daughters, just ripples on the water
Trying to make it matter until our time to leave
One day, they’ll carve your name in stone
And send your soul on home

‘Til then it’s prayin’ for rain and pullin’ up the weeds
Plantin’ trees we’ll never see”
– Lyrics to Amy Grant’s newly released song Planting Trees We’ll Never See

A drive, music turned up high.
Windows open to let spring air in, stale air out.
New music and familiar too.
A fresh playlist to enter a new season.
Winding roads to take.
Twists and turns.
Trees lining the path.
Small and big.
Scatter seeds. Pull weeds.
Planting trees you’ll never see.
Leave a legacy of love wherever you go.

Invite to Wonder

“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.” – An Old Irish Blessing

“Every day brings new choices.” – Martha Beck

May you seek and find wonder, joy and light.
Carry it with you and plant it wherever you go.
Transcending circumstances into wonder if but for a moment.
To see possibility, entertain new thoughts, invite awe.
Curiosity and inquiry to expand and deepen.
New day, new choices.

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” – Socrates

faire le hiontas

“To love beauty is to see light.” – Victor Hugo

“Time itself comes in drops.” – William James

“Faire le hiontas” is Irish for “watch with wonder.”
Learn a new language.
Expand your view.
Language and composition add dimension and depth, connection and complexity.
Multiple answers rather than one.
The ego binds, the spirit sets free.
We forego wonder for certainty.
Ordinary for extraordinary.
Wide open spaces for protected forts.
Windows for walls.
Go to the edge of yourself and leap.
Cannon ball into deep waters of blue water and sky.
The place beyond your knowing, into other knowing and unknowing.
Breath in crisp clean air, partake in the sounds of quiet beauty.
Transform ordinary days by daring adventure of new thoughts free from opinion, assumption and judgment.
Exploration, mystery, imagination.
Watch with wonder.

“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth

The Presence of Wonder

“You have been my friend … That in itself is a tremendous thing.” – E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” – E.B. White

The brilliance of animals is that they have figured out the power of wonder.
They know how to play.
They know how to rest.
They know how to forget.
They remain in lockstep with the present.
They are accepting without question.
A model friend.
And they unselfishly share it all with humans to lift up life a trifle.
May we all be as brilliant and generous.

“By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.” – E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

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