Silent Saturday - Even A Tree Can Grow Up to Be Anything!

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If a tree can grow up to be anything, why can't we?

The state of the economy can either stifle our growth or cause us to change the way we think by using the natural resources that we have within our reach. Inspiration has been in existence since the beginning of time. Why should we let the state of the economy stop us now?

We have the tools, we have the brains, and we have many of the same things on this planet that was given to us from centuries ago. Sometimes we act like children and blame the government. The government is not our God or our Spiritual Being. The Government is not the answer to our prayers and should not be perceived as an idol worship who we expect to have our dreams come true. They are false gods and it's up to us to use the brains we were given at the time of our birth and start becoming more creative and promote sustainability because to depend on the government is to guarantee failure.

Chief Seattle said, "We do not inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children."

What we have now is a problem. Non-renewable energy sources were formed millions of years ago, when dinosaurs walked the Earth. Seasons changed. Time passed. Weather changes everything. The earth was filled with animals, plants, trees, sea plants and many of these sank to the bottom of the ocean and were covered by sand and mud. Layers of dead plants, animals, sand and mud built up over time - it's happening now as we live and breath in places like Japan.

Money does not grow from trees, but trees can be an inspiration. Humans have a big responsibility. It's up to us to be aware of our environment and help protect the planet for the sake of our children. Trees are a natural resource. What can you do with the dead ones and does anything really die forever? We can save trees, or we can utilize the ones that have fallen and use the creative force within us to transform a fallen tree into something useful.

We can all be eco-friendly by being a good neighbor to our planet. If a tree can grow up to be anything, why can't we?

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William Johnson
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Hi Patricia, Your message is so true. And the photos are only wonderful. Beautiful presentation and message. 

Jul 16, 2011 10:49 AM #25
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Patricia - Chief Seattle's quote, "We do not inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children," is so true.  Unfortuantely humans shuffling around the earth currently have done much to exploit and plunder it.  I hope that can change!

Jul 16, 2011 03:04 PM #26
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Howdy and evening to you Patricia

Patricia, I sure do like that there House Trough! Just like a tree, folks sure can also grow to be what ever they want to be. One thing that really gets to me, is when folks say they are and do bad things because that is how they were raised. Everyone can pick how they are going to be in life.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Jul 16, 2011 03:21 PM #27
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janeAnne,

Thank you so much for the suggest and even though it has not been featured, and probably won't be featured, I appreciate your recommendation very much. You and I both know that if conservation efforts are not taken serious, the health of our nation will be destroyed. Wilderness needs to be preserved and trees are an important part of our planet; yet people are focused on material things made out of plastic, or we are dependent on products that come from foreign countries that are not quality products and they end up costing the American people more than they are worth. Most of those non-degradable products end up in our landfills and the heaps keep getting bigger.

How many REALTORS® are members of NAR? How many of us need new technology to stay in business and how much of our technology ends up in the trash? I believe, that as REALTORS® we should take the lead in preservation and conservation efforts; yet others would disagree.

You know janeAnne, Americans have a chance, but there isn't enough time or people willing to listen or take us seriously and that's a real heartbreak.

Jul 16, 2011 04:42 PM #28
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Great post! Love the earth?! Love the Creator! We are expected to be good stewards of what has been entrusted to us! Love it! ;)))
Jul 16, 2011 04:48 PM #29
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Wanda,

I also want to thank you for the suggest; however, as you can tell, it's not feature worthy. But I do appreciate knowing that you believe it is an important topic. All I really want is to give people, especially future generations hope and raise awareness, but that's not going to happen here in the RAIN.

Thanks again Wanda, your support for the cause is truly appreciated.

Jul 16, 2011 04:49 PM #30
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Steve,

The trough is a beautiful piece of art carved from a tree and because of preservation and conservations efforts that are taken very seriously in Switzerland, this tree had a chance to be something other than a tree. I wanted to introduced this concept and raise awarness in America. I appreciate those that found what I had to say interesting enough to write back.

Thank you.

Jul 16, 2011 04:53 PM #31
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Toni,

Tree huggers share a common bond or kinship with all creatures on the earth. People who understand this, can see more clearly into the mysteries of life and feel more connected to the earth. For those that understand this principal, there exists a brotherly feeling that keeps them attached to growing things and a closer power to Mother Nature.

If only more people cared enough and respected preservation, conservation, and believed in sustainability, oh what a wonderful world that could be.  

Jul 16, 2011 05:03 PM #32
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Carl & Ceil,

Your words are very profound and meaningful. A heart that pulls away from nature becomes hard and worthless.

If only people perceived the earth as their temple instead of a dumping ground for trash....

If only people understood that if a tree can grow up to be anything, why can't we???

Jul 16, 2011 05:07 PM #33
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Roy,

I think everyone in the RAIN considers you to be a Friend of nature. Your respect for plants is obvious and very much appreciated.

Jul 16, 2011 05:08 PM #34
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A, your' friend's mother was very wise! With words like that, I'm sure she possessed remarkable powers!

Jul 16, 2011 05:09 PM #35
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Gary,

As good stewards, we are required to take good care of the grounds we walk, the air we breath, the water we drink and to learn how to make the best of our natural resources.

Jul 16, 2011 05:11 PM #36
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Ellen,

It would be fun to talk to you someday. I would really enjoy that. I would enjoy having conversations with you about the trees, for example. I would tell you how much it hurts me to know that so many trees are being cut down and cut up for no reason at all, or left to rot when it could be put to better use. Is it necessary for destruction to be a way of life? I could never imagine living anywhere where there were no trees or useful things made from trees that were rooted in the ground, that came from a seed, and grew up into a big, big tree.

Jul 16, 2011 05:19 PM #37
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William,

Coming from you, that's a nice compliment. I know I'm not the best, but everything I say and do comes straight from the heart and my soul. I am honored by the people in the RAIN who care enough to comment with something positive to say.  

Jul 16, 2011 05:22 PM #38
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Myrl,

The American Indians knew the definition of sacred grounds. They knew how to respect the things in nature and they were great providers. They took from the earth only what they needed. They were not selfish. They lived close to nature and understood how to live with the land and not rape it or cause destruction. In other words, they listened and paid attention to the sky, the moon, the sun and the stars. They respected the weather and they listened to the wind. If only we had listened more to what they had to say...

Jul 16, 2011 05:27 PM #39
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Dale,

Those people you described have a mean spirit and will never be happy. Everyone has the capability of changing. Everyone makes mistakes and it's by admitting your mistakes and being accountable that turns you into a better person and gets other people to respect you more.

If a tree can be transformed and made good, there can be hope for people too.

Jul 16, 2011 05:31 PM #40
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Joni,

And stewards we are. We were put on this earth to help one another, including the things given to us for free in nature and we have an obligation and responsibility to respect each other. Our land is without a doubt more valuable than money. When my house burned down, in 1994 because of an electrical fire, I learned that anything can perish by the flames of the fire. I cried more for my fish and a canary that died in that fire than for my shoes, clothes, and material goods. Seeing the wooden arms of the chairs scorched was like gasoline poured into my soul, lit up by a match. It was hard to accept. The house was destroyed, but thank God I still had the land and the forest behind my house. I had an acre of land and it backed up to the woods, Grant Woods in Northern, Illinois. If that fire had spread into the forest, I would have been devastated. I couldn't imagine being responsible for the lives of the trees, plants and animals too.

My first project after the fire was to purchase an electric saw and make a bench out of wood to sit on. It was a wobbly one, but to me, it was a master piece! It was lumber I salvaged and transformed.   

Jul 16, 2011 05:43 PM #41
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Well written, Pat.  Lots of good comments.  I will look for picture of my favorite tree.  I will be back if I can find it.

Jul 17, 2011 07:00 AM #42
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Let's hang out for awhile.  Pick your branch. Mine is lower one on the right.

 

Tree

Jul 17, 2011 07:06 AM #43
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Patricia....you come up with some really neat ideas....you see things in everything! Nice post!
Hope you have a great night! ---Rob

Go Vols!

Jul 17, 2011 02:05 PM #44
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