All I Need to Know About Life I Learned From Trees
It's important to have roots.
In today's complex world, it pays to branch out.
Don't pine away over old flames.
If you really believe in something, don't be afraid
to go out on a limb.
Be flexible so you don't break when a harsh wind blows.
Sometimes you have to shed your old bark in order
If you want to maintain accurate records, keep
Grow where you are planted.
It's perfectly okay to be a late bloomer.
Avoid people who would like to cut you down.
Get all spruced up when you have a hot date.
If the party gets boring or dangerous, just leaf.
You can't hide your true colors as you approach the
autumn of your life.
It's more important to be honest than poplar.
Published in the Fall 2008 issue
of TEACH Magazine