When the Shadow Is Greater Than the Tree

AGE_095158a The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
– Nelson Henderson

Paying it forward. No act is greater.

Our hope for immortality lies not in our physical bodies but in the minds and hearts of those who will remember us. It is the shadow that remains, even when the tree is gone.

Perhaps a man’s character is like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow.
– Abraham Lincoln

Character is manifest in actions, like doing good for others. The shadow shows how big the tree really is.

The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.
– Chinese proverb

It is never too late.


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