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For years, I've stood my ground the best I know how. I fallen a lot, but I always get back up. I've watched friend after friend get kicked down, only to learn to enjoy the taste of mud. 'The view is awesome down here!' they say. 'You're missing out!' they say. All the while I stand tall and let the weather do what it will to me. Yea, I've lost my leaves. Yea, I've even got the scars to show from days past. But I'm still standing.
Today, I am a witness. A witness that even when all the other trees in the forest fall down, you don't have to. A witness that when violent winds tear down all that around, you don't have to fall. A witness that the roaring ocean erodes your very roots to knock you down, you can say 'No.'
I am a witness that the sun will rise another day.
I am a witness that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I am a witness. And my roots run deep.