Today’s story was inspired by this magnificent mango tree which never fails to astonish me with its size and grandeur… so I take a lot of pictures with the hope that maybe one day I might be able to capture its beauty… One day as I was pondering over my collection of images I noticed something which I had ignored up till that point in time… Let’s see if you can see it? Take a look…
Did you notice the thin little stems towards the right side of the mango tree… this is a small loqaat tree hidden beneath the giant mango… which has almost crushed it with its overpowering dominance!!
But the interesting thing is that this seemingly weak and pressurized loqaat tree continues to grow on and on… unnoticed and unappreciated… and this morning when I went for a closer look… I smiled to see that some of its leaves were peeking out and there were also flowers on one branch… It taught me that you don’t have to fight or to remove the oppression in order to grow flowers… you can do it despite the pressure!!!
Just look at these beautiful leaves and flowers… no sadness in them… no complaints and no excuses… And then the other thing which fascinated me and filled me with delight, were the pink flowers of the bougainvillea creeper spread all over the thin stems of the loqaat tree… just like cheerful friends giving energy and hope to the oppressed tree… as if to lighten its burden by their pleasant company… and to fill it with enthusiasm to keep growing… no matter what:)