How do you get through tough times, breakups, struggles and disappointment? Sometimes the pain is so great that it’s difficult to understand how you’ll make it through another day. When you’re sad and hurting it’s almost impossible to see what good will come from a situation that brought you so much unhappiness. Well now you can. I’m going to share an interesting fact about the palm tree that will help you get through those trying times in your life and motivate you to stay positive and hopeful that things will get better.
I’ve always liked palm trees, mostly because they’re unique looking and remind me of vacation and warm weather, but what makes them even cooler is the fascinating fact I learned about these trees. Have you even noticed how palm trees bend but don’t break? In fierce winds, including hurricane force winds, the palm tree remains standing. Its roots spread wide and very deep. This characteristic alone is amazing. And here’s the life changer, when strong winds come the palm tree’s root system is not weakened, but actually strengthened by these storms! Yes, when the wind blows hard on a palm tree, the roots stretch and grow stronger. This fact makes me see them in a whole new light! I love it.
What’s the lesson here? Strong winds will come and go. Difficulties, uncertainty and stress are, and always will be, a part of life. It’s how you work through the storms and who you are after the storms pass that matters most. Instead of feeling damaged every time something bad or disappointing happens in your life, let the winds bend and stretch you and watch yourself grow stronger. This new strength will allow you to be resilient and bounce back just like the palm tree does. When things get tough don’t give in or give up, give a good bend…and then get back on your feet. I hope you’ll give it a try. I’m certain you’ll flourish like a palm tree!