Posted by: Jim Rosemergy | February 1, 2013

Wisdom of the Wise Ones

The oldest living things on earth have a message for us. When you have lived as long as the Redwoods, you are wise. Let us heed their wisdom.

A group of children were touring the Redwood forest with a ranger. They looked up in an attempt to see the top of the trees and nearly toppled over. One child said, “They must have deep roots. They are so tall.”

The ranger answered, “Actually their roots are shallow. They grow so tall because they hold onto each other. The roots are intertwined with one another.”

There it is…the message. The Redwoods stand so tall because they stand together. They hold onto each other; they support one another. Can you imagine the accomplishments of the human family if we followed the example of the Redwoods? Is there any problem we could not solve?

Dear friend, if you are facing a challenge, don’t go it alone. Ask for help. Reach out with your roots and allow other “roots” to become intertwined with yours. Then you will be able to grow and stand tall. 



  1. Children can bring out the best in us.

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