We’ve had a lot of monsoons lately (more then we’ve had other years, I think — am I the only one). Anyway, a LOT of trees have fallen over. I mean a LOT.
The weird thing, is that the trees look completely the same above the surface, but when they uproot you notice their root system is so small. And yet, trees right next to them, stood firm and are fine.
It’s hard not to make a personal comparative. You just have NO idea what someone’s root system is like. You really can’t see it. You can get vague ideas, and some trees look obviously unhealthy, giving you a better idea on what lurks below the soil.
That extends many ways, church, friendships, families. You don’t know what’s going on down below, and honestly I sometimes wonder if people don’t even know their root system isn’t that firm until something big happens.
It’s a reminder not to judge, and to grow REALLY firm roots.
Oh, and to also prune regularly so you don’t end-up with damage due to fallen branches.
All from a few trees (and by a few, I mean we saw one land on a car while we were driving the other day — it’s insane here, I’m proud of any trees that have withstood it).