Did you ever pause to think about how helpful a tree is? It provides a nesting place for birds, shade from the sun, and protection from the rain. It discards its dead branches, providing wood for fires and cooking food. It adds beauty to the countryside. We must admit that a tree gives a lot more than it receives. We can learn a lesson from the tree--by doing our best to always be helpful to others by putting others first and ourselves second. Remember the lesson we learn from the tree--to give to others more than we receive.