Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Friday! - Advice from a Tree


"Scoochy over Hannah. Mama's gonna tell us a story."
"Yes my little snuggly ones, I have some Advice from a Tree to share with you today."


For all of you asking from my Tuesday post, this is what a Mimosa tree looks like. This beauty is in my next door neighbors yard. I simpy adore it.

Advice from a Tree by Ilan Shamir
"Dear Friend,
Stand Tall and Proud.
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth.
Reflect the light of a Greater Source.
Think long term.
Go out on a limb.
Remember your place among all Living beings.
Embrace with your joy the changing seasons,
for each yields its own abundance;
The Energy and Birth of Spring,
The Growth and Contentment of Summer,
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall,
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter.
Feel the wind and the sun
and delight in their presence.
Look up at the moon that shines
down upon you
and the mysteries of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from
the good things in life;
Simple pleasures
Earth, Fresh Air, Light.
Be content with your natural beauty.
Drink plenty of water.
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes.
Be flexible.
Remember your roots.
Enjoy the view..."


"That was a great story Mama. Tree's sure are smart."
"Indeed they are my precious ones...Indeed they are."

Happy Friday to you. Sending light and love your way always.
xx,
Michelle, Harrington and Hannah.

18 comments:

bunnits said...

What a neat poem.

Love the photos of the buns. I believe that in the last one they are following the instructions to "Sink your roots deeply into the Earth."

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh I have not heard that since high school - thank you for a lovely reference for such a lovely tree and also reflecting unto ourselves. Have a joyous weekend.

Jeanette said...

Lovely poem. Have a great weekend. I'm of the a retreat sewing with friends. Hugs,

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

A beautiful poem and a beautiful tree. Thankyou!

Christine M said...

Thanks for showing us what a mimosa tree looks like. That is certainly a lovely one to look at. Happy Friday everybun!

speedyrabbit said...

A beautiful poem for a beautiful tree,love the bunny pictures to just as beautiful.have a lovely weekend guys.

Christina said...

Good advice. I love the mimosa's too. My neighbor lost theirs in a storm and I was sad to see it go. The buns look great as usual. Happy Friday to you!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful tree and great advice - we can learn a lot from trees!

Lovely photos of relaxed bunnies too

Sherri said...

What a lovely post! I love that poem! I'm glad the bunnies were in this post-I love seeing them. Have a good one!

Lisa said...

That is lovely advice and such lovely little friends to share it with :) Happy Friday!

Cara Drouin said...

I miss the mimosa tree in our yard. It was the victim of a storm. I camphor tree stands in it's place.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh what a beautiful tree and poem and with two very beautiful bunnies on top of that--
I wish everyone a great week end and do something fun!!!
Hugs, Di and that silly cat--
Miss Gracie

Rabbits' Guy said...

OH .. and stand well clear of ax and saw.

Seriously, good advice - trees have much to offer. We need more of them - lots! An average American needs 270 of them growing 50 years to offset their life-time carbon footprint.

Jade said...

Oooooh, pretty tree!

Happy weekend from me and Mr. Mick! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SO ADORABLE are these attentive little bunnies that love a good story, told by Mother Nature herself....I love this piece; I have seen it somewhere else, but what great advice for any day of the week! HI MICHELLE! Anita

BinkiesandFlops said...

That poem is unbelievably beautiful...thank you so muc for posting this! And your wee buns?! SWEET lil' fluffy love bugs!!! Hope your weekend is a gorgeous one...
xox
B&F, Twinkle and Cookie

Karen M said...

Beautiful tree! Weasley says the only roots worth remembering are carrots.

bunnythreads said...

We bought this tree to plant at our daughters house because of the name` mimosa' ...so cute like the drink :0) then when we saw them all grown blooming -spectacular until the blooms blow