Approaching a tree and placing my hand on its trunk is an amazing feeling. The very second my palm rests upon the majestic trunk, I feel the strength of the tree within me. A tree that is large and has withstood the years of time, has survived strong winds and magnificent storms, still stands so tall and strong. I am amazed at its height, the firmness of its structure, it’s maze of thick branches. The trunk of the tree fills my soul with inner strength, so powerful, so real. LIKE THE STRENGTH OF A TREE . . . SO TO AM I.