Arbutus trees are resilient at enduring



“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”  — Walt Disney

You may rightly label these arbutus trees an example of grace under fire. They reside on Saturna Island B.C. A few years ago they were attacked by an unknown virus that caused their smooth-skinned bark to become scabbed and unattractive. The trees withstood the onslaught of the disease and their resilient nature enabled them to provide continued shade and comfort for the residents living there. They serve as a prime natural example of hope for all those who have been scarred by life’s many unexpected  blows and wonder if they should continue optimistically with their lives or accept the scars as a sign of their own shortcomings. Nature takes a more optimistic approach to life. We can all learn to be fighters and survivors.– gc


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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

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