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THE JOYFUL THINGS.......

Sunday, September 08, 2013

THE JOYFUL THINGS





10 Life Lessons Learned
From a Grove of Giant Sequoias


In the hushed silence of the forest deep within Sequoia National Forest, life lessons were whispered from amazing heights as these elderly giants grew magnificently heavenward.

1. Be ever observant and aware of the Majesty that surrounds you.

2. A spirit of wonder and childlike delight will serve you and your community in ways that an adult may not understand until taking action and dwelling deeply in this spirit.

3. Beauty of this magnitude is effortless. It manifests simply by being, not by striving or struggling.

4. Growth continues over time, whether the life span is 15 years, 50 years, 85 years or 2,000 years, like the oldest Sequoias. When growth stops, breath stops.

5. Surrounding yourself with others who share a similar mission and message will increase the effectiveness of each one of you. You will encourage each other's growth, support each other's vision and purpose, and in allowing each other to be who you were meant to be, the outcome is a masterpiece that could not be accomplished as a solo act.

6. Choose the soil you plant your seed in carefully. Sequoias need a very specific soil to root in and remain healthy. Tend your soil. Plant yourself with loving care, not fearful acceptance of what is offered.

7. Delight in hospitality as you share what you offer to people who come to enjoy and learn from you. Spread your beauty and knowledge. Allow others to bask in your shade, soak up your radiance and take lots of notes and pictures.

8. Give shelter and comfort with care and compassion. Invite people to become empowered to their own brand of greatness, without expectation. Gratefully receive the same from someone else in your circle of friends and associates.

9. Remain steadfast and deeply rooted. Do not follow fads or false teachers. Listen carefully. Dance with the wind but do not be swayed by it.

10. Believe that the qualities you possess are truly magnetic. People will be amazed. They will travel for miles to hear the message: to see it, touch it, dwell in it, and breathe it in, deeply.


by Julie Jordan Scott


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GOSPELCLOWN 9/18/2013 10:49PM

    Beautiful

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NYARAMULA 9/13/2013 5:18AM

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2ABBYNORMAL 9/9/2013 11:30PM

    Great life lessons.
I've heard of the sequoia trees and know they live a very long time, but I've never seen one like those in the picture.
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HONOURIA 9/9/2013 8:35PM

    I have to keep reminding myself of the importance of generativity. It matters.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/9/2013 2:32PM

    That was awesome. Thanks for sharing it.

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SDTOHIO 9/9/2013 10:10AM

    Thank you so much for the blog. My husband just loves tree's when ever we go walking he tell me about the trees.

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PHOENIX1949 9/9/2013 5:30AM

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DEE107 9/9/2013 12:17AM

    thank you

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LIVINHEALTHY9 9/8/2013 7:46PM

    Lovely sentiments!

Thanks, Lita as always.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 9/8/2013 7:46PM

    Lovely sentiments!

Thanks, Lita as always.

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JACKIE542 9/8/2013 7:05PM

    Just beautiful, and so are the Sequoias I have been at Sequoia National park many times so magical. Love the 10 lessons. Have a great Sunday Lita, thank you. emoticon

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 9/8/2013 6:34PM

    Lovely!!! Thanks for sharing!!! emoticon

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WILLOW49 9/8/2013 3:18PM

    How great! Thanks so much for sharing with us today!
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SUSANSERENE 9/8/2013 3:10PM

    This is lovely! I hope to see those old growth sequoias one day. Thank you so much for sharing this today.

Enjoy your Sunday and have a great week!

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LDHAWKE 9/8/2013 3:00PM

    I'm so happy that somebody recognizes these majestic trees. They are astounding, as are your lessons learned. Thank you for posting your thoughts.

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