Rediscovering an old greeting card that I saved from 1994 sparked memories of my early childhood coloring projects and my favorite colors (spring green and periwinkle blue) in the 64-count Crayola Crayon box! No wonder I love green/blue colors and associate them with summer and relaxation and creativity and energy…
Anyway, here is the message from the card.
All I Need to Know About Life I Learned From Trees
It’s important to have roots.
In today’s complex world, it pays to branch out.
Don’t pine over old flames.
If you really believe in something, don’t be afraid to go out on a limb.
Be flexible so you don’t break when a harsh wind blows.
Sometimes you have to shed your old bark in order to grow.
If you want to maintain accurate records, keep a log.
To be politically correct, don’t wear firs.
Grow where you’re planted.
It’s perfectly okay to be a late bloomer.
Avoid people who would like to cut you down.
Get all spruced up when you have a hot date.
If the party gets boring, just pick up and leaf.
Be sure to cover your bare ash in the winter.
As you approach the autumn of your life, you can’t hide your true colors.
It’s more important to be honest than poplar.