Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sit down and rest

Need a good cry?

 Read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.  This is a tale about a relationship between a young boy and a tree. The tree always provides the boy with what he wants: branches on which to swing, shade in which to sit, apples to eat, branches with which to build a home. As the boy grows older he requires more and more of the tree. The tree loves the boy very much and gives him anything he asks for. In the ultimate act of self-sacrifice, the tree lets the boy cut it down so the boy can build a boat in which he can sail. The boy leaves the tree, now a stump. Many years later, the boy, now an old man, returns and the tree says, "I have nothing left to give you." The boy replies, "I do not need much now, just a quiet place to sit and rest." The tree then says, "Well, an old tree stump is a good place for sitting and resting. Come boy, sit down and rest." The boy obliged and the tree was happy.  (Wikipedia)

As I  campaign my way to Cali through Yoga Journal's Talent Search, I promised to give something away everday until 4/15 when the voting ends.
Here's today's gift:
My beloved copy of Judith Lasater's Living Your Yoga.  Your are probably thinking:  "Used book, big flippin' deal."  It is.  This is a well-loved book and I am ready to let it sail into the world with my blessing and hope it will affect you as it has me.  And it's in very good condition.

BTW, that's me in tree pose posing in front of a tree referencing The Giving Tree.  Clever, huh?
Here's how you win one of my favorite reads with my love all over it:

Help send me to Cali.  Click and vote.  Tell me you did.  (1 entry)

Leave a comment.  (1 entry)

Follow me.  (1 entry)

Have a friend Click and vote.  Tell me you did and I'll believe you.  (1 entry)

Give something away and tell us about it.  (1 entry)

Winner announced 4/15.

Favor:  Pray for my young friend, age 8 who's on heaven's doorstep.  Pray for her parents to find a tree stump on which to rest.

Give up  your burdens and rest.  Luxuriate in your life.  Run your race.  Live Your Yoga.


ShutUpandRun said...

Love it. Love this giveaway idea. I linked you up on my blog tonight.

Claire said...

What a beautiful sentiment..all of it. Voted, prayers up for both parents and the litle one, and did yoga this morning. And I give anything away that's not nailed down..and have taught my children to do the same....

Have a wonderful day!

Denninem said...

I voted my friend! Love you and miss you!