“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” Nelson Henderson.
Some years ago, I was in Oregon staying with a friend. I was out on their farm one day with her father and he pointed out: “See all those seedlings? They are Douglas firs. I’m not growing them for me and my generation, they will come to maturity for my grandchildren.”
The generosity that man shared has continued to stay with me over the years. We don’t necessarily need to plant trees, but it’s important to be respectful of what we have as it’s important to remember it’s only on loan to us.
Others in the future will appreciate or be critical of what we have left to them. What do you believe you are contributing towards the health of future generations?
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