Being Selfless – Thursday Tree Love #2


I was at The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa, Delhi, a few months ago. The first thought that I had when I saw this place, the one shown above,  is a no-brainer. Yes, I was totally floored by the view.

As I sat on one of the cozy and comfy chair and closed my eyes, cool breeze of the early morning brushed by, ruffling my hair. I heard the bird chirps which seemed to be coming from everywhere, they were of different intensities, different tones, and may be coming from different heights in the trees. When I opened my eyes, I couldn’t see even one, though.

It was so peaceful and tranquil. If I hadn’t had work that day, I would have loved to read a book with a cup of tea in this beautiful setting or may be dozed off for a little while.

This cozy little haven reminded me that I am able to enjoy this slice of nature simply because someone planted a tree a long time ago. 

This made me realize that when he planted the seed of these trees, he would have known that it would take years for these seeds to grow into tall trees and he might not be around to enjoy their shade. But he acted selflessly years ago and planted the seeds, anyway, for anyone and everyone to enjoy their fruits.

This got me thinking that there’s a big learning from that person who planted these trees and the trees themselves.

  • Being selfless…seeing beyond our personal concerns.
  • Doing our bit bit to help others too.
  • Small little acts that would mean a lot to others.

Grab some paper and list things you do / think you might do, to help others, selflessly! Oh, you can share them in the comments section below too!


Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago – Warren Buffet

Linking this to Thursday Tree Love, a photo feature hosted by Parul Thakur. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link up using the linky. Let’s come together to appreciate the beautiful nature around us.

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17 thoughts on “Being Selfless – Thursday Tree Love #2

  1. That Warren Buffet quote is just so true. Someone else’s effort and generations reaping the benefit. Thank you so much for linking and that picture is beautiful.

  2. Very inviting scene, Shilpa! I have my own spot here where I live. So true about the selflessness of those who plant trees so others may enjoy the shade. Big lesson there. ❤

  3. That is such a ‘my kinda place’!
    Me, with a book, oblivious to the world, or, me dozing off on one of the comfy chairs, regardless of what the world thinks!
    Loved the tree and the selfless act of the man who planted it years ago! We all could do the same for the coming generations, considering we keep hacking trees left, right and centre to widen our roads or build our high-rises!

  4. Thats one cool shady spot in this resort and I used to love strolling here when I was working with this company. (BTW I think you may have mistakenly written it as Taj when this is the pic of the Westin Resorts, Sohna )
    Shady trees are generous in their offerings and dont ask for anything in return!
    I will try and connect on this prompt from next week!!

    • Hey Shalini! You are absolutely right. This is Westin, Sohna. I had been to The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake Gurgaon recently so the confusion. Hats off to your memory/info. Thanks for sharing it. Edited the post now 🙂

  5. Wow ! I have always loved trees shilpa; and its my favourite past time to sit under a tree and feel the breeze … there are plenty of things I can do shilpa; my only rule I try to keep for myself is to do things to those who cannot pay us back:)

  6. And this is such a beautiful place..A nice spot for some “ME” time to just sit back and relax..Isn’t it a totally bliss one where one can just sit there thinking..that’s it ?

  7. And this is such a beautiful place..A nice spot for some “ME” time to just sit back and relax..Isn’t it a totally bliss one where one can just sit there thinking..that’s it ?

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