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.
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.