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Tree Hugger

Updated on February 21, 2013

When we look outside our window, what do you find?

Greenery, trees, bushes and plants of various colors. We usually take a deep breath and forget about the origin of it. We are so involved in our daily problems that we forget to appreciate the beauty around us. The Almighty has surrounded us with so many different colors. We should take time to appreciate it while we breathe.

We do realize that each breath we breathe in; is so pure and fresh. That comes from the trees, plants around us.

Do we ever take a minute to thank them.

No, not me!

I have taken the greenery for granted. I feel that as long as our planet earth has water, we will have greenery, and with that we will get oxygen. But, that is not true. The trees, plants are not obliged to serve us forever.

What if, they reverse on God's Law.

They start taking in oxygen and giving out carbon dioxide. With so much recombinant cloning happening worldwide, we could get a change in our cycle. Wow, that sure would be another science fiction movie in the making for now!!

But, thank fully the above has NOT been possible. So, how about we take a minute or two to appreciate the nature.

We could be a tree hugger and appreciate the tree for all that he has given us. The food to eat, and the fresh air and a healthy body. Every breath we take, helps us tackle each problem in our lives. This breath is our saviour just like water, and food is. Then how about we extend our arms around a tree next time and hug it and thank for all the incredible things we are enjoying today.

Appreciating all that we have today, will make us look into it as a blessing tomorrow when we are lying low in spirits.

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Have you EVER hugged a tree?

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Shalom,

      haha...sure I too don't go around hugging trees but, it was kinda pun intended :)

      I am happy that you are surrounded by nature and appreciate it.

      Be always blessed, my friend!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hello Neeleshkulkarni,

      Yes, a place like Delhi having 30 trees and still living is amazing. You are lucky :)

      Esp with the kind of pollution that city has...your wonderful trees are giving you good air to breathe in...Jai ho to them!

      I am happy that you found the above encouraging. Thank you!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Rebecca,

      Yes, Arbor day is in April.

      Thanks for your encouraging words. I am glad you liked the above!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Brian,

      I am glad you agree with the above. You have beautiful words of wisdom with regards to mother nature!

      Wishing you peace n joy, my friend!

      Thanks for stopping by! Will come by to visit your hubs :)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Sunnie,

      Glad to hear the above. There is immense positivity transmitted by these self-less plants and good for OUR health :))

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Vicki,

      Believe me, you will love the positive vibes coming from a tree when it is hugged. It does sound insane and look silly but the positivity a hug can do is mindblowing.

      I did it once, while strolling the park and I was in that position for quite some time 'cause I loved the feeling :))

      Although, when i opened my eyes, I saw starry

      Thanks for agreeing with the above! PEace and light to you!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hello Rambansaljee,

      Thank you for your vote of confidence. Appreciate it coming from a legend like you!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      I do not go around hugging trees but I love them. I speak to my plants and people wonder how my plants are always better than theirs.. My orchids flower in all seasons.. my lilies bloom through out the year..I cannot imagine a life without trees and plants... My world is always surrounded by beauty... Have a blessed day! Peace!

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      neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

      did you know that in the upper reaches of the Himalayas there was a movement launched called the CHIPKO movement.(literally translated "the HUG movement) where entire villages went and hugged trees that were in danger of illegal felling.This movement was led Sunder lal bahuguna and initially was mostly run by women.

      This resulted in national attention being drawn to the deforestation and those villages are today still green thanks to the hugs.

      Another view point on this is that like all living beings trees have auras too and emit energy and if we hug them and treat them well besides the physical benefits of more oxygen and lower temperatures etc we will also get energy from them.A good idea to hug one then Ruchira!

      I am blessed with at least 30 trees around my house besides shrubs and creepers and in a place like Delhi I guess I am very very lucky.I will go hug them now.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Nice thoughts. This could make a good Arbor Day tribute. I know there is an Arbor Day. Not sure when. Sometime in April, I think!

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      Brian Dooling 5 years ago from Connecticut

      i think every one needs to appreciate the nature that is around us, it offers us so many benefits and yet so much of it is destroyed! voted up, awesome, and interesting!

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Loved this hub! I am a big time tree hugger..I love trees..Thank you ..Very insightful and beautiful!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I have never hugged a tree, but now I plan to. Thanks for the inspiration. Your writing in this piece is so beautiful and serene. Very peaceful. I really liked it. Lots of votes, including up. Sharing!

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      Ram Bansal 5 years ago from India

      Trees are as important to humanity as life itself. A nice treat of the subject. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and wisdom.

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      Ruchira 7 years ago from United States

      yup, me too did the same thing and thought of you :)glad you stopped by and commented. appreciated it :)

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      sushma 7 years ago

      I actually hugged a tree in Hawaii and asked my hubby to do the same.It really feels very good.