Gigi and I took a fun tour recently of beautiful Key West that also turned out to be educational.
On the tour, our guide stopped to let us get up close and personal to a mangrove tree.
As it turns out, mangroves are the only trees known to live and grow while absorbing salt water.
Unlike fresh water trees, the mangrove tree has a unique ability to separate the salt from the water.
The mangrove does this through a sacrificial yellow leaf that collects the salt from the salt water and sends the newly unsalted water to the rest of the tree feeding and nourishing it.
This sacrificial leaf is then released from the tree for a new leaf to grow, collect salt and be sacrificed…and the cycle continues.
Interesting isn’t it?
Mother Nature is wondrous.
And yet…so are we.
When we choose be unselfish, electing to serve others and sacrifice for others rather than be focused only on our own personal needs, that’s when miracles happen, both for those we serve and also for ourselves.
We all want to succeed.
We all want to be happy.
But….the more we give, the more we get…and the cycle continues.
I’m sure you are already good at it, so this Minute…is probably just for me!
Smiles, have a GREAT week and Keep on Seeking…Mark