Man’s Best Friend

My sister sent me an amazing blog about trees  that beautifully expressed the reasons I love our steadfast friends. You can read it here. Trees  are beautiful, yes, but  they also provide us with food, medicine,  improve our air quality, provide shelter,  prevent encroaching sand, and temper storms. They teach us to be still,  think more than act, can literally hold us upright, have the same requirements as us to sustain life,  they are models on how to  just BE, and more importantly they teach us how to pray.

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
By Joyce Kilmer

IMG_20150514_19273820150421_150035 The closest I have ever felt to God is in the arms of a tree. I have never seen someone stand beside one without looking radiant, magical, receiving and  transmitting  love much like any human in a loving relationship would. 31413_439808506326_4926536_n IMG_20150614_000431  Ultimately, communion with trees is the first step to repairing and preventing  damage to our tall and not so tall friends. Let’s stop and appreciate our Guides. This also allows us to also tune in to God, our spirit, and each other.