45. Plant trees!


We’ve made it 44 episodes without hugging a tree. Alas, we believe it was the Lorax who said, ”Before one can hug, one must plant,” so let’s get planting! 


Trees should be planted and listened to. Since we haven’t met a Lorax, yet, we sat next to a tree recently just to see if we could hear a message.  This is what we heard - “Come boy. Come and climb up my trunk and swing from my branches and eat apples and play in my shade and be happy.“


This was a very giving message from the tree…

To help you “Plant trees!" here’s a simple 2-step process:

  1. Get some apple seeds
  2. Change your name to Johnny, and start a plantin’


Your Future You will appreciate the apples of your planting efforts done today. We believe it was the Lorax’s future self who said, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.”  So even if your Future You becomes too old to swing from the branches, eat apples and play in the shade, the tree will be there to help you rest… just try not to cut it down, trade all its resources for money, and turn it into a stump (break the pattern!).


P.S. - It’s been reported that Corporate Housing companies help people ‘Plant Trees’ by celebrating sustainability and encouraging healthy outdoor living. When you’re not inside your fully-furnished monthly rental, it’s important to spend some time outdoors, with nature and sometimes around trees (that someone’s Past Self planted 20 years ago - just sayin’). 


This series is focused on Simple Sustainable Actions - based on Stephane Omsanski’s article in Parade from 2021.



45. Plant trees! 

This one's a no-brainer. There will perhaps never be enough trees in the world and so, it's always a good idea to plant—whether in your own yard or in your community.