Leaves have a life span it grows and eventually drops off. Someone lifespan can be the same, you can grow and aspects of your life can drop off. Every person has a life span with activities, things, places, and people that eventually grow apart.
There was one an old wise man who lived to age 104, he was one of the oldest persons in a village and many called him wise. Time will pass and many have passed on in life, and he was always seen in his gallery looking outside content and always with a pleasant smile.
Over the years many would ask, how he managed to handle the many loses in life as many spoke about his constant smile and pleasant face. There were many stories in the village about his wife dying and losing his parents at a young age. He was always pleasant to everyone although he suffered much lost. Little did they know he was having a hard time but he always manages to keep the smile.
He lived to 104 and he had three sons and 8 grandchildren but he never remarried after his wife died after having his third son. One day his first grandson asked him, granddad, how you managed to stay so pleasant after so much loss. He turned around and looked at him with a smile and said my son, my first grandson I am so happy you asked.
He smiled and said I look at my life as a tree as I grow many leaves have formed but eventually they do fall off. I look at the same with life tragedies situations happen and eventually they drop off the branch. I become strong and continue growing new leaves which may create fruits from my leaves.
His grandson was surprised as he never looked at life like that before. So he turned and asked, how come you never remarried after grandmom died? He smiles again and said you are a wise young man, I will tell you a secret. He said after your grandmother died she never left my life. He asked how, he said she was still in my life through our sons, and they became our new leaves in life. They eventually bore fruits by having you, my dear. So I never lost her, my life was already complete and all my leaves were bearing lovely fruits.
My child, I am happy and I know one day you will see the leaves on your tree bear fruits one day as well. Love is lovely and leaves to create life.
Much love everyone.