by Ilan Shamir
Stand tall and proud.
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth.
Reflect the light of a greater source.
Think long term.
Go out on a limb.
Remember your place among all living beings.
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
for each yields its own abundance.
The energy and birth of Spring.
The growth and contentment of Summer.
The wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall.
The rest and quiet renewal of Winter.
Feel the wind and the sun
and delight in their presence.
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
and the mystery of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from the good things in life.
Earth, fresh air, light
Be content with your natural beauty.
Drink plenty of water.
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes.
Remember your roots.
Enjoy the view!