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” Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.” – Rumi

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During a walk my family and I took to a forest in the north of Portugal,  we spotted this gorgeous tree that had been struck by a powerful lightning strike and we stood there for a few minutes. First we were intrigued and sad for that image. Sometimes thunders only leave a scarf and trees survive and this amazing tree had its branches covered with baby green leaves. It seemed as if the branches were trying to reach the other trees.

After a while my son decided to look inside the tree. Then the most amazing discover took place. The tree was empty inside (first photo). How was that possible? We were not sure what to think. Was the little fellow dying or being born again? It was one of those rare moments where you get the chance to look at something from a different point of view. Well, we decided to think that the tree was finding its way again into the world and its companions. All great changes seem to be preceded by chaos. One thing is for sure, we would love to return there and pay a visit to this little one!

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“Wherever you are, be there totally. Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.” – Eckart Tolle

Wishing you all a Happy 2016! Embrace every moment and don’t forget to smile!

 

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