Trouble Tree…………

I once hired a plumber to help me repair an old farmhouse that I owned few years back though I was not staying there anymore. He already had a rough and tiresome day as his equipment that he brought along with him gave way. The car that he drove had a flat tire, his electric drill became faulty, his old car broke down, his tiffin that he had brought was spoilt and to top it, he lost his wallet and his bank kept calling him for loan repayments. In all these tensions and stress, he finished my repair work at my farmhouse. 

Since his car broke down, I drove him home. While I drove him home, he sat silently, but I could mark his agony and restlessness.  On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands and closed his eyes. When the door opened, he was smiling and happy.  In seconds he underwent an amazing transformation. He hugged his two small children, gave his wife a kiss, laughed, and never even slightly made them feel the troubles that he had encountered that day.

I was astonished and curious. Seeing my inquisitive eyes, he said, ‘Oh that’s my Trouble Tree. My best friend. My trouble carrier for the night.’  He replied, ‘I know I cannot help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, those troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children.  So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them.  Then in the morning I pick them up again.’

He then smiled and shared a secret. He said, ‘when I come out in the morning to pick troubles up, there aren’t nearly as many as I remember hanging there the night before!!’  Life may be a burden of worries, but there is a way to keep our loved ones untouched from these worries. Time will heal every wound. Whoever is tensed today, look for a tree it will take away all your fears and worries and make you happy and contented.………….

70 thoughts on “Trouble Tree…………

  1. a Great story and vital message Kamal.
    It’s my number one rule with staff…. leave it outside and come debrief with me if need be or pick it up if you must when you leave. Stay open for it to shift and change. 💖

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  2. First I thought you are going to tell something horrifying as the plumber was getting everything negative in his side.
    Then came the hugging of the tree. Kamal in some parts of the World it is a practice to hug trees to get solace, maybe it is true as all emotions get drowned into the earth through the roots it the tree.
    We must once have a trial to know better. Hahaha
    Nice post as always

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