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My Best Friend "Leaves" Me

October 16, 2019

I have been enjoying walking The Morton Arboretum for many years, and in that time a lot of things have happened in my life, as expected. One day, many years ago, I decided to pick out a tree in my favorite spot and make that tree my new "best friend"! So when I do my visits, I go up to the tree and tell it my whoas or yeahs, ask it to share its strength with me, and thank it for being there for me! I just let it out, tell it everything, no holding back. In today's society, sometimes you need someone to talk to, without being judged, without getting someone's opinion in return....a release. You can be sure your tree will never share your secrets! Who better to handle that than a mighty oak!! 

My friend was concerned because her granddaughter confided in her that she was having some problems with a friend, but didn't know who to talk to about it. I told her to encourage her to find her special tree, tell it everything... She did just that, and grandma got a big hug! and she still has her special tree. It takes a long time to grow an old friend...

Trees....they just keep on giving!!!

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