Saturday, October 17, 2009

Leaves on the Tree

This week I was sitting next to a woman in the doctor's office, passively eavesdropping as she spoke to someone on her cell phone. She seemed to be consoling the person about something that had happened recently in his/her life, and my ears perked up when she said this:

"It's just one leaf on the tree. Let it fall."

Yes. Yes yes yes. As my life has changed and shifted in the last few years there have been many leaves. But the tree is healthy and strong, and for that I am grateful.


Carlene said...

That is great. That actually gave me a little shiver this morning. Thank you.

Era said...

I'm glad, it had the same effect on me and I knew I had to share it.

Nicole said...

What a beautiful and poetic thing to say. I would love to meet the woman who said that, and I hope the person on the other end got it.