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The Willow Tree of Willingness

Reflecting upon a speaking engagement, she recognized the key to her spirituality

This past fall, I was asked to speak on the topic of willingness at an AA women's weekend retreat in Ontario, Canada. I was honoured by the invitation and decided to give this some real thought and preparation. So, a few days beforehand I took some quiet time one afternoon to gather my thoughts and put them down on paper, actually onto the computer screen.

A soft breeze and the song of sparrows blew through the window on the warm autumn afternoon as I stared at the blank screen and let my mind wander off into a semi-meditative state. Within mere seconds and without conscious thought, my mind turned almost immediately to willow trees. Why, I don't know. Perhaps though, because it was God's will.

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