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"The Oak Tree"

CountryGal7557
CountryGal7557 Member Posts: 164
A Message of Encouragement

A mighty wind blew night and day. It stole an oak tree's leaves away. Then snapped it's boughs and pulled its bark until the oak was tired and stark. But still the oak tree held its ground while other trees fell all around....

The weary wind gave up and spoke, "How can you still be standing, Oak?"

The oak tree said, "I know that you can break each branch of mine in two, carry every leaf away, shake my limbs, and make me sway. But I have roots stretched in the earth, growing stronger since my birth. You'll never touch them, for you see, they are the deepest part of me. Until today, I wasn't sure of just how much I could endure. But now I've found, with thanks to you, I'm stronger than I ever knew."

Especially now, try to remember that you're stronger than any problem you encounter or any disappointment life will bring.

~ Hallmark

Comments

  • hilde451
    hilde451 Member Posts: 229
    Oak Tree
    That was really good. I really enjoyed reading this.
    Love poems very much. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
    Hilde
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    hilde451 said:

    Oak Tree
    That was really good. I really enjoyed reading this.
    Love poems very much. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
    Hilde

    Me too...
    I enjoyed this also. Some days I feel like a "Weeping Willow tree, but not that often.
    Thanks for sharing this with us Janelle.
    Love...Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)
  • Michele23
    Michele23 Member Posts: 168
    allmost60 said:

    Me too...
    I enjoyed this also. Some days I feel like a "Weeping Willow tree, but not that often.
    Thanks for sharing this with us Janelle.
    Love...Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)

    Moving
    Sent this to a dying friend a few years back.Had forgotten this,nice to read it again.MicheleDx95
  • forme
    forme Member Posts: 1,161
    Thanks
    Thank you for sharing the lovely peom. Great words to remember.
    Lisha
  • miss maggie
    miss maggie Member Posts: 929
    I was so moved
    Thank you so very much for taking the time to type this lovely poem.

    I have a good friend that is going through some trials of her own. Not health wise, thank god. I am going to paste a copy of this lovely poem in my email to her.

    Thanks you. Love Maggie
  • onlytoday
    onlytoday Member Posts: 609
    Thank you
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful poem. I know a friend that can use a message like that right now. I'm going to share it with her.

    It's also timely for me. I have my lab work tomorrow and 3 month check up with my Oncologist next week. I feel some enlargement where my original tumor was so I'm concerned. Going to think "Oak" for the next week and will stay positive. :)

    Donna

    NMZ NHL Stage IV 05/2010 REMISSION 01/11/2011
  • JoanieP
    JoanieP Member Posts: 573
    onlytoday said:

    Thank you
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful poem. I know a friend that can use a message like that right now. I'm going to share it with her.

    It's also timely for me. I have my lab work tomorrow and 3 month check up with my Oncologist next week. I feel some enlargement where my original tumor was so I'm concerned. Going to think "Oak" for the next week and will stay positive. :)

    Donna

    NMZ NHL Stage IV 05/2010 REMISSION 01/11/2011

    thinking of you
    Hope your tests were good Donna. I am thinking of you. God Bless. joanie
  • CountryGal7557
    CountryGal7557 Member Posts: 164
    onlytoday said:

    Thank you
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful poem. I know a friend that can use a message like that right now. I'm going to share it with her.

    It's also timely for me. I have my lab work tomorrow and 3 month check up with my Oncologist next week. I feel some enlargement where my original tumor was so I'm concerned. Going to think "Oak" for the next week and will stay positive. :)

    Donna

    NMZ NHL Stage IV 05/2010 REMISSION 01/11/2011

    glad it lifted some spirits =)
    I too have my checkup next week (4-month) and went looking for this card that I received almost a year ago now.

    I'm glad it was timely for so many others too!

    Donna, good luck!

    Janelle
  • miss maggie
    miss maggie Member Posts: 929

    glad it lifted some spirits =)
    I too have my checkup next week (4-month) and went looking for this card that I received almost a year ago now.

    I'm glad it was timely for so many others too!

    Donna, good luck!

    Janelle

    Janelle
    Dear Janelle,

    You have been so kind in offering your experience and knowledge to us all.
    Thank you.

    I will be thinking of you next week when you go for your check-up.

    If you have time, please post your website again.

    May the angels watch over you. Love Maggie
  • CountryGal7557
    CountryGal7557 Member Posts: 164

    Janelle
    Dear Janelle,

    You have been so kind in offering your experience and knowledge to us all.
    Thank you.

    I will be thinking of you next week when you go for your check-up.

    If you have time, please post your website again.

    May the angels watch over you. Love Maggie

    So Sweet...
    Maggie....You are so sweet, your lovely message brought tears of love to my eyes. :)

    my personal journal: http://lifeisgood2010.wordpress.com/

    Love Janelle
  • miss maggie
    miss maggie Member Posts: 929

    So Sweet...
    Maggie....You are so sweet, your lovely message brought tears of love to my eyes. :)

    my personal journal: http://lifeisgood2010.wordpress.com/

    Love Janelle

    You are so welcome
    Dear Janelle,

    Thank you for posting your site. I want to read very carefully and then I will get
    back to you.

    Love Maggie And yes, let the angels watch over all of us