Being Grounded

One of the members of the Haus – my wonderful “Sweet” Coxxx – gave me a card a few weeks ago when I was having a tough time and I decided to share what it said with all of you.  This poem is fantastic and is just what some people in my life need to remember right now.

A mighty wind blew night and day.

It stole the oak tree’s leaves away,

Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark

Until the oak was tired and stark.

But still the oak tree held its ground

While other trees fell all around.

The weary wind gave up and spoke,

“How can you still be standing, Oak?”

The oak tree said, ” I know that you

Can break each branch of mine in two,

Carry every leaf away,

Shake my limbs, and make me sway.

But I have roots stretched in the earth,

Growing stronger since my birth.

You’ll never touch them, for you see,

They are the deepest part of me.

Until today, I wasn’t sure

Of just how much I could endure.

But now I’ve found, with thanks to you,

I’m stronger then I ever knew.”

Let’s all remember that we are stronger then even we even can understand.  We are grounded and can endure anything this life gives to us.  I never personally think I am grounded, but I do have moments – if only for a moment where I realize that I am – and what a fantastic feeling that is!

I hope this touches someones heart as much as it touched mine!

Thank you my “Sweet” angel!


  1. JP Said:

    Even though I sent you this, I appreciated the reminder.

    Love ya,


  2. Verna Said:

    This is a fantastic poem!!! I am glad there are times that you do remember that those roots are there. I must remember that myself sometimes, huh??

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