One Little Tree

One Little Tree

We just finished up a couple of weeks of conventions. While there were some bright spots I was discouraged that there was already so much energy and airtime devoted to negativity. And I imagine that it will get worse as we move toward election day. One day last week I was knocking doors in a neighborhood that had apparently seen some hard times economically and seemed still to be struggling. As I approached one house there was a small tree in the front yard that was unlike anything I had ever seen and it lit up the whole street with color. I tried to get a picture with my phone but nothing I could do would capture the impact that this one little tree had on the neighborhood.  That tree brightened my day amidst the gloom of the talking heads on TV and the neighborhood that had been missed by the economic recovery. I want to be like that little tree.


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