The Four Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Trees

Aymes Sarah
5 min readJul 2, 2020

Learn, adapt, grow, and repeat

Image courtesy of Jplenio: from Pixabay

Trees are solid, beautiful, and whimsical. They sway and bend in the wind, always standing strong in the face of adversity.

Humans are like a tree: Beautiful, full of life, and resilient.

I am only thirty-five years-old but I am an old soul. I had an amazing childhood (thanks ma and daddy) but I have weathered many storms later in life.

From domestic abuse to chronic illness, these life experiences have made me who I am today. Who am I? I’m not completely sure, but I know I’m on my way to finding out the answer to this question.

I told my therapist yesterday that I felt like thin glass that would break after my recent diagnosis of Fibromyalgia.

She told me I was one of the strongest women she had encountered in her life. I was shocked.

I always feel weak and this amazing woman thought I was not only strong but one of the strongest people she knows.

This is a reminder that how we see ourselves is very different from how others see us.

If you feel weak because of adversity remember: There is someone watching you who thinks you are the strongest person they have ever known.

Trees are at the mercy of the world and yet they stand tall and proud: You should too.

Focus your personal growth in one area at a time

The different parts of a tree grow at different times throughout the year.

Typically, most of their foliage growth happens in the spring, followed by trunk growth in the summer, and then root growth in the fall and winter.

Trees are just like us: They grow in different areas, at different points in their lives.

Sometimes we need to strengthen our minds by reading and learning.

Other times we have to work on our emotional growth and a life transition comes along with this growth.

Then we have our physical bodies and they always need work. At least mine does.

Trees teach us to focus on one area at a time so we don’t become overwhelmed and explode like the…

Aymes Sarah

Wife, mother, and researcher of a myriad of subjects. I love to write about anything and everything! Writer for The Startup, Better Marketing, & The Ascent👊