The ‘Trouble Tree”

A wonderful message and thought of sharing…

“I hired a plumber to help me repairs at an old farmhouse. He already had a rough and tiresome day.
* a flat tire
* his electric drill fault
* his old car break down.
* his tiffin was spoilt
* he lost his wallet
* his bank was calling for loan repayments

In all the tension and stress he finished my repairs.

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 towards the front door, he paused at a small tree, touched the tips of the branches with both hands and closed his eyes. trouble-tree

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 make them feel the troubles that he had encountered that day.

I was astonished, aback and curious. Seeing my inquisitive eyes, he told me
“Oh, that’s my “Trouble Tree”, my best friend. My trouble carrier for the night”. He replied. “I know I can’t 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 smiled and shared the secret that “When, I come out in the morning to pick them up, there are not 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.

On many occasions, “Time is the best medicine”….!!

One Reply to “The ‘Trouble Tree””

  1. This is beautifully written. A deep message in simple words! Great job! 😀

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