In life, we can either let our experiences make us bitter, or we can channel that feeling towards being a good example in order to improve things.


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Tu b'shvat

Took this pic at central park

Tu b'shvat
Trees all around
start to wake up
and slowly
come alive again.
Soon the brances
will color the sky
with its green leaves

Just like trees have strong roots underneath that keep the tree standing even in harsh weather, so too, we also need a strong fondation so we can stay strong even through our challenges.
For some of us unfortunately, our personal fondation is not strong enough and so we fall. However, we have the ability, with the help of other people, to make our foundation strong.

Trees and people both need water and other nutrients to survive. But besides feeding our body, we also need to feed our soul with the torah and mitzvos that our Father gave us. This some times is harder to do. But just like we need to work at staying physically fit, we also need to work at staying spiritually fit. We don't need to be perfect, just make an effort and keep trying to go forward, and trust that with the help of Hashem, we can do it.

Happy tu b'shvat


MizEllie said...

Lovely photo and lovely thought.

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