five minute friday {roots}

Welcome to five minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.

Today’s Five minute Friday word is {roots}

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When I think of the word "roots" I think about strength. Roots grow over time, and the more it grows, the stronger it gets, the stronger it gets, the harder it is to break.

I love the quote "storms make tree's take deeper roots". This reminds me so much of my healing journey. The process is long, and it takes times, but the more time it takes, the stronger I become through it.

In therapy I have this plaque photo of a tree, and every session I go into during the week, my therapist puts this photo up before I even go into the room - it represents my healing. I gave this gift to my therapist and on the back I wrote something about tree's on the back, and the word Roots reminded me of this photo that hangs in my therapist room, and it says:

I started to picture the trees in the storm. The answer began to dawn on me. The tree’s in the storm don’t try and stand up straight, tall, or strong. They allow themselves to bend and be blown with the wind. They understand the power of letting go. Those tree’s and those branches that try too hard to stand up strong and straight, are the ones that break. Now is not the time to be strong or you too will break.

The sunlight that shines between the trees after the storm is the support that heals the broken branches, and gives it strength to grow again.

Thank you for being one of the many sunspots in my healing journey

I truly believe roots are a sign of growing, healing, being and becoming... the more you grow, the bigger your strength.

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if you want to see the original post about the tree photo hanging in my therapy room, click on the link

http://www.findingthegracewithin.com/?tag=trees