Monday, November 28, 2011

"If you were a tree, what kind would you be?"

Elm tree

I read an interesting blog today that asked the question: "If you were a tree, what kind would you be?" 

Oak tree
When faced with an issue that  you may not agree with, do you stand tall and proud, and not willing to give an inch, like the Oak tree...or are you willing to bend, give a little and perhaps work on a compromise, like the Elm tree? 

To answer that question for me, I am both of them. 

When I know that maybe I should give a little, I do or try to, without comprising myself too the Elm. I believe that we can compromise on some just depends on who we are and what the issue is at hand.

If I know that I am right, then I am definitely like the Oak tree and won't budge because it's extremely likely that it's something that is important to me NOT to compromise on. And there are at least a hand-full of things that I will not compromise on what-so-ever.

But in this world, I think we all have to be like both of these order to get along with others, and to leave room for us to continually grow as a person. If we are like both...then we don't compromise who we are as individuals.

So my question to you is:  "If you were a tree, what kind would you be?" 

Thanks for reading!


  1. I'd be an old, hacked apart, lightning-struck dead tree.

  2. I am both. I will try to work problems out but there are times when you don't bend but stand for what is right.

  3. Nice blog Debra. In by gone days, I was a weeping willow; today, I'm an aging evergreen.