It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Chapter 5, Page 15, Book 16

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. 

Robert Louis Stevenson

May 15th - consider the trees in life

The world's a forest, in which all lose their way; though by a different path each goes astray.

George Villiers

When someone can’t see the forest for the trees, it means they are so involved in the details of a problem that they can’t see the situation as a whole.  Our lives may be filled with the trees of trials or maybe just the trees of a busy schedule and concerns about our loved ones. But we can learn how to see the whole forest.

It’s remembering that our world is filled with God’s wonders and marvels. It’s the ability to enjoy the blessings of family and home that we do have rather than focusing on the things we may be lacking. Don’t get caught up in the details! Don’t let the ‘trees' wear you down! Make it a point every day to stand back and rejoice in all the blessings that have been given you.

Let’s take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees. 

Author Unknown


betty said...

So true to not let things get in the way for us to enjoy all the beauty of life.


Mevely317 said...

Perhaps because my childhood home is nestled among the Rocky Mountain pines, I can really identify with this message.

Your last verse is certainly inviting!


Learning to see the whole forest is a task I'm not sure I can muster. So true when you say, "Don’t get caught up in the details! Don’t let the ‘trees' wear you down!"