Little Love goes a Long Way

Basudha Modak
Posted September 11, 2020 from South Africa
Love
Love : Acknowledge Love and see the acceptance coming back to you . (1/1)

This tree blooming with flowers was a dead stub ,and we were adviced to tnlhrow it away and destroy the roots,lest termites infect our house .

I took it as a personal challenge ,as inspired by my son when he was less than three.

He picked up an almost dead plant from the supermarket and told me ,"Ma this plant needs some love,can we grow it to life'

And similarly ,I have talked my sorrows and my happiness with this tree and watched it grow.

I prefer it to be a She,as she listens patiently without judgement.

And since the last few days,since Spring started She is overflowing with flowers and the branches hug me and donot let mego

once I stand near the branches .

The termite infested creature is now a symbol of pure white love .

Believe in the power of love and you will see it come true .

 

 

This story was submitted in response to From Poetry to Paintings .

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Nini Mappo
Sep 11
Sep 11

Hello Basudha,
I love your deep and nourishing connection you have with this tree and its beautiful blooms. It demonstrates a love that gives back, a love that multiplies. Your son's insight into life is true and mature for one so young. You must be a good teacher;)
Blessings to you on all your loves, as you nurture them and they nurture you back.
P.S. I talk to trees too.

Basudha Modak
Sep 11
Sep 11

Thank you Nini .I too have found that talking to trees is wonderfully healing particularly fruit or flowering trees ..

Isata Kabia
Sep 11
Sep 11

And the love you give comes back to you! I’m glad she is hugging you back. May you also overflow. Very powerful imagery, Basudha, thanks for sharing.

Basudha Modak
Sep 11
Sep 11

Thank you Isata .More than anyone can imagine .I feel safe in her arms .

Hello, Basudha,

Wow! I love how you spoke life and showed love to a dying plant, and witnessed it blossom at its best! Amazing! And this is how powerful words of love is, it revives nature. Imagine what words of love can do to a dying soul? This is why it's important we use kind words to everyone because we don't know who is dying inside.

Great job on nurturing this plant, dear! Thank you for inspiring us with your story. :)

Basudha Modak
Sep 21
Sep 21

Yes Karen .If just a little bit of love could transform a plant ,think what it does to humans ...
It reinstates everything I believe in .