“Dance. Dance for the joy and breath of childhood. Dance for all children, including that child who is still somewhere entombed beneath the responsibility and skepticism of adulthood. Embrace the moment before it escapes from our grasp. For the only promise of childhood, of any childhood, is that it will someday end. And in the end, we must ask ourselves what we have given our children to take its place. And is it enough?”
“Seriousness is too boring to the playful human condition.
A heart of stone that has a long face can never express love.”
“We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.”
“The fundamental principle of Christianity is to be what God is, and he is light.” — John Hagee
“Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.”
“Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others.”
“There is only one thing that remains to us, that cannot be taken away: to act with courage and dignity and to stick to the ideals that have given meaning to life.”
“The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love, something to hope for.”
|“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson|
So what does today’s quote mean? It speaks to me about starting something you do not expect to see accomplished or be able to benefit from in your lifetime. Thinking ahead and beyond your own current needs or wants for the greater good and the benefit of future generations.
What trees are you planting not expecting to enjoy the shade? They may or may not be actual trees. Maybe you are planting ideas, or acts of service, or seeds of kindness. Perhaps you are thinking about the values you are instilling in your children and how future generations might go on to change the world. Something to ponder. Feel free to share below if you feel led.