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Spring is here. As I stepped out for a walk yesterday, I couldn’t help but notice that the trees that were bare until a few days back, have tender leaves and pink blossoms on their branches. As you can see in the image, the topmost branches are still bare, which means we will have to wait a few more days to see the tree in full bloom.

I find it amazing that everything in nature works so precisely and with such perfect timing. I mean, if the trees didn’t shed their dead leaves annually, how would the new leaves have come at all, and how would the fresh blooms adorn the branches?

Nature is so well-versed in the art of renewing itself periodically. It is only we humans who need to make a conscious effort to shed our baggage, our dead habits and our negativity that stop us from starting fresh every once in a while. Feeling good doesn’t just happen. Living a life in balance means taking the necessary time to renew ourselves to create growth and change in our life. Without this renewal, the body becomes weak, the mind mechanical, the emotions raw, the spirit insensitive, and the person selfish.

What a beautiful life lesson to learn from a tree!

Today, I am joining Parul Thakur with her post based on the theme, #Thursday Tree Love – a new photo feature on her blog. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree and link it back to her post.