I have a beautiful tree outside of my house. I love the spring so I can take note day by day of her changes. You see, small buds began to bloom a few weeks ago and soon clusters of white flowers. She’s beautiful; young and stunning.
Now as the weeks go on her leaves are starting to sprout and her white blossoms are changing; some falling. Soon there will be no white blossoms and she will be covered from head to trunk in leaves. Many will not stop to notice her beauty as they once did when she was fresh and new. Many will long for when her beauty returns in the future. Many will not find her as stunning as before. Except for me; I will appreciate her just the way she is.
You see, with her growth, while she may not keep her young blossom looks, she will gain stronger protection from the sun and provide better shade for you and me. With her growth she will not only be following the course of nature but allowing others to enjoy her for more than just her looks. I find that to be true beauty.
And one day her leaves will change, wither and fall leaving a bare skeleton of a tree standing. But there she will stand, strong and true, knowing it was her beauty, her shade and her protection that made a difference in the world, even to just a few.
Take some time to go enjoy nature today!