Take some advice from a tree.

Happy New Year! 

First day of 2016. How are you going to embrace the new beginning? If you are a friend of The Wander Trees, then it's probably safe to say that you consider yourself an ambitious dreamer.  Which means that you have a long list of things you want to work towards this year. Road trips to New Mexico, learning wood-working, finishing a book you started 2 years ago, hiking the Appalachian Trail . . . the list goes on. 

As you set out to conquer these new projects, ideas and adventures, remember these words from Ilan Shamir: 

Dear Friend,
Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter
Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Simple pleasures
Earth, fresh air, light
Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view!