There are no more mangoes on the tree in my backyard. I ate most of them myself, shared some with the squirrels, birds, and raccoons, and gave a few to some of my favorite humans. I miss my mangoes.
So imagine my delight when I noticed a few huge juicy mangoes hanging on for dear life at the very top of a neighbor’s tree during one of my dog walks this week. I stopped in my tracks and gazed up at them. Then I thoroughly scanned the ground around the tree. Just in case.
I smiled at this beautiful, generous, healthy tree. And then I spoke to her. “Beautiful friend, if you see fit to drop one of your mangoes onto the ground for me to find, I would be most grateful. Please make sure it falls on neutral territory so I do not have to feel guilty about taking it.” She shimmied her leaves in the breeze as response.
The very next morning I was walking my dog by the same mango tree. I could not believe my eyes. There on the grass, on the other side of the sidewalk (neutral territory!) lay this huge, perfectly ripe, gorgeous, juicy mango.
Mother Nature is so good to us.
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