The Talmud brings down a story of a young gentleman who was walking through a forest and he came upon an elderly man with a shovel in his hand digging into the earth, with a sapling on the side. The gentleman watched in astonishment as the wrinkled man carried out his work slowly and with what seemed to be backbreaking labor. The visitor called out to the older fellow “Why are you putting so much effort into planting this sapling? There can be no question you won’t live to enjoy its fruits!” Replied the elderly man, “The tree will not be for me, rather I am planting it so that my children and grandchildren may reap the benefits.” Herein lies a tremendous teaching: the significance of sowing the seeds today for the generations of tomorrow. Trees therefore represent so much more than life’s nourishment: they inspire every single person to understand the importance of looking towards the future.

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