365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 103: Be Like A Redwood Tree


Do you know that the magnificent redwood trees can grow as high as 350 meters? Actually, researchers have confirmed that a 379.1 foot tree in Redwood National Park in Northern California is the world’s tallest; that is a foot higher than they originally thought.

An even more interesting fact is that their roots are very shallow, often only five or six feet deep. So how can they grow so tall and be so resistant and resilient?

Their shallow roots create systems that extend between fifty and a hundred feet from the base, intertwining with the roots of other redwoods; their roots even fuse together. This gives them tremendous strength against the forces of nature. They rely on their interconnected, remarkable root systems for strength and resilience, being capable of withstanding high winds and raging floods.

Who are the people in your life you can truly rely on? Who are the people in your life who inspire you and are there for you?  I want you to imagine that you and them share an intricate, powerful and strong root system, just like the redwood trees. You strengthen each other.

Close your eyes and imagine yourself as a redwood tree in your redwood grove, connected with your special redwood friends.

Whenever you feel alone or are going through a tough time, come back to this image of the redwood grove that you are part of and draw your strength from the connection you have with the others. Your grove will help you, will give you hope and will hold you while you heal.

Be like a redwood tree. Connect deeply with others and allow them to be your support system.



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