Trees of Wisdom: Brian Smith

Like trees, we grow.
We begin small,
and each day
our life branches this way and that.

Along the way,
we gain the nutrients
of knowledge and experiences.
Combined with the right nurturing,
a leaf of wisdom is achieved.

Throughout one’s life,
there are many branches
with the possibility of
an infinite number of wisdom-leaves.

So on your birthday,
don’t think of it as getting older.
Instead, envision a regal tree;
and understand:
like the leafy canopy of the tree,
you are becoming fuller,
as an individual …