“Other people may be there to help us, teach us, guide us along our path, but the lesson to be learned is always ours.”
—Melody Beattie, American self-help author
Imagine your life as an oak tree standing tall in a healthy forest. Your life began as an acorn filled with potential from a nearby member of your family. You got lucky that first season, landing in a fertile spot with lots of water, nutrients, and sunlight.
With all of these positive influences you received the bonus of a squirrel burying you, and not remembering where, over the winter. You sprouted, started sending your branches and leaves to the sky and your roots deep into the ground. One day you, too, got to be generous, and dropped your own wise acorns onto the ground.
What are some of the most impactful lessons you have learned over the years?
Who were some of the guides and teachers that helped you grow?
What lessons are you still learning and who are the people that continue to bring out your best?