An old man began to plant fruit trees on his land one day.
A young man came by and asked, “What are you doing?”
“Planting fruit trees,” the old man replied.
“But you won’t live to harvest and eat of their fruit,” the young man exclaimed.
But the old man answered, “The fruit that I have eaten and enjoyed in my lifetime has been from trees that were planted by people who lived before me.  So I will show my gratitude of them and the trees they planted by planting these young trees for the people who come after me.”

~Irish Proverb


One response to “Gratitude

  1. I love this post, Maurie.

    We sow the seeds for future generations in the world we build today…the way we care for our environment; the way we treat those in our societies who are disadvantaged or in need; the values we build into our culture.

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