We all Need A Tree like this one!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by don3778, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. don3778

    don3778 New Member

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    We all Need a Tree!

    I hired a plumber to help me restore an old
    farmhouse, and after he had
    just finished a rough first day on the job: a
    flat tire made him lose
    an hour of work, his electric drill quit and
    his ancient one ton truck
    refused to start.

    While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence.
    On arriving, he
    invited me in to meet his family. As we walked
    toward the front door,
    he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the
    tips of the branches
    with both hands.

    When opening the door he underwent an amazing
    transformation.. His face
    was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two
    small children and gave his
    wife a kiss.

    Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the
    tree and my curiosity
    got the better of me. I asked him about what I
    had seen him do earlier.

    'Oh, that's my trouble tree,' he replied 'I know
    I can't help having
    troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure,
    those troubles don't
    belong in the house with my wife and the
    children.. So I just hang them
    up on the tree every night when I come home and
    ask God to take care of
    them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.'
    'Funny thing is,' he
    smiled,' when I come out in the morning to pick
    'em up, there aren't
    nearly as many as I remember hanging up the
    night before'

    THIS ONE IS WORTH SENDING ON.

    God Bless,


    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but
    while we are here we might
    as well dance. We all Need a Tree!

    don3778
     
  2. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    You must breathe some good chemicals in a days time. I'll get the shovel. Ya gotta a plant a tree to enjoy it. John.

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  3. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    good info we all need a tree !!!
     
  4. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    Thanks Don, that was a good read.
     
  5. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    Where can I buy one
     
  6. DANZIG

    DANZIG New Member

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    Gotta love that one!!:big_smile:

    Took me years to learn to leave work at work.

    Finally had one of those "moments of clarity" late one night after waking up from a bad dream about,, yep, problems at work.

    Now-a-days quittin time is quittin time. It can all wait until the next morning.
     
  7. SUNDROP

    SUNDROP New Member

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    I had a sales trainer tell me once that he learned from a therapist to look in the mirror first thing in the morning, and no matter how bad he felt/looked, to smile... I do it, and it actually works!!!! Love the tree idea, it is all a matter of focus. Focus on the task at hand and not dwell on that which you cannot change at the moment.
     
  8. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    That was awesome my friend.thanks
     
  9. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Excellent message. Thanks Don!
     
  10. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    That was a good storie Don! I need one those trees!
     
  11. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    Good read brother, I have something like a tree like that but I use Jesus as my tree, I have a cross in my truck and I rub the cross on a daily ritual cause I know Christ is in me. I thank the good lord for everything I have and don't have.
    Thanks for sharing that tree with us. :big_smile:
     
  12. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    Great read Don i need one of those trees.
     
  13. Catcaller

    Catcaller New Member

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    I had several trees in my yard until the ice storm kicked their a$$ last December!! :angry:
     
  14. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

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    Thanks Don. It gives us all something to think about. Everyone in one way or another needs a tree.