August 17, 2017

Thursday Tree Love 14

“No one has become poor by giving” Anne Frank

One of the popular trees in Telengana region – recall my childhood days when attended any function in the neighborhood- Food was served in these leaves, as these leaves were used to make disposable plates, especially by lower middle class and the poor.

We enjoyed the taste of food, as we sprinkled water on the leaf before food was served; and later it was folded neatly and disposed. The other south Indians used banana leaf to serve and I always loved eating food served in these leaves. Last year when I visited Madurai, we deliberately chose restaurant that was traditional and served in the banana leaf with variety of food.

These trees inspire me on thoughts of giving; some beautiful quotes to ponder upon:

“For it is in giving that we receive” Francis of Assisi

“Happiness is not having a lot; happiness is giving a lot” Buddha

“You do not have to be rich to give generously” unknown

“Giving is not about making a donation; It is about making a difference” Kathy Calvin

“How we give is more important than how much we give” unknown

“Remember, happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more”
H Jackson Brown Jr.

“The manner of giving is worth more than the gift” Pierre Corneille

“Happiness …. Consists in giving and in serving others” Henry Drummond

Thanking Parul for this series on Tree Love...   Linking this post to Parul’s  Thursday Tree LoveI have got used to looking forward to Thursdays prompt by Parul J

Thank you for reading this post!! Wishing you happiness!!


  1. The second photo of the tree looks like a painting Genevieve - quite beautiful. How lovely to damp the leaves before eating from them! The quotes are very profound ... thank you and have a lovely weekend xxx

    1. Hi susan, nice to connect with you. I actually like the first pic as I saw it along with the clouds:) now my perception is altered - thanks, you made me relook at it again, and yes it does look like a painting. Glad you found the quotes profound. wishing you a happy weekend:)


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