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As the holiday of Tu B'Shevat comes tomorrow, I know that I am wishing I was outside in warm weather celebrating trees by looking up at them instead of keeping my head down out of the cold wind!
This week I've spent so much time talking about green, thinking about how to save the earth, I hope it has made you think about it too! Tomorrow is Tu B'Shevat, so I leave you with this favorite story from Talmud (before the Tu B'Shevat Party here at my blog comes to a conclusion...)
R. Yochanan said: One day [Honi the Circle-maker] was journeying on the road and he saw a man planting a carob tree. He asked him: How long does it take for this tree to bear fruit? The man replied: Seventy years. He then further asked him: Are you sure you will live another seventy years? The man replied: I found [full-grown] carob trees in the world. As my ancestors planted them for me, so I will plan them for my children. —Babylonian Talmud, Taanit 23a
May we all find the way to do enough so that we can say to our children, I helped to make sure there were trees for you to sit under, my dears.
A final green giveaway...
In honor of Tu B'Shevat (the Birthday of the Trees) and the commitment to the earth that the holiday brings with it (read more here and here), I am so excited that b.happybags is giving away one of their gorgeous reusable shopping bags to one of my lucky readers!!! (Isn't it pretty???) All domestic materials and made right here in the U.S.A. Gotta love it.
How can you win?
1. Make a comment here or tomorrow's Tu B'Shevat posts. How are you "going green"? What is your green legacy...? This is your entry! You can enter each day - once per day. Come back and visit all week for this and other giveaways.
2. For an extra entry, post on your blog or tell a friend about this giveaway and b.happybags and link back to me.
Use my button:
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3. Don't forget to give me a way to get in touch with you if you win!
4. This giveaway ends on Tuesday, January 22nd at 9pm Central Time. Winner will be announced Wednesday morning!
My Previous Tu B'Shevat Party Posts:
Go Vegetarian and be green?
For the Love of the Trees
Facts About Trees
Tu B'Shevat Haiku