Some people appear in life like leaves on a tree. They are only there for one season. They can bring a little colour into our lives and even provide some relief from the sun, but we can’t depend on them on them because they are weak connections. Like leaves, they are there to take what they need, drawing sustenance from the tree.
Some people appear in life like branches on a tree. They are stronger than leaves. They will stick around through most seasons, but if we go through a storm or two in our life, it’s possible that they'll break. Most times they snap when it’s tough and the burden is heavy.
Then there are the people appear in life like roots of a tree. They keep us grounded, they hold us up, and they nourish us. When we go through storms, they anchor us.
A tree has many branches and many, many leaves, but fewer roots. Be the root 🌳