KICKASS WITCH : Putting The "K" In Magick
Do you ever feel like there's a gigantic gap between the way you're living now and the life of your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could wave a magick wand and all of your problems would just disappear so that you could finally step into the kickass life you know you were meant to lead? I can't promise you that transformation is as easy as waving a magick wand, but I do have quite a few tricks up my sleeve and am more than happy to share them with you here. So, chin up, Gorgeous, stick around and, most importantly... BELIEVE!

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Giving Tree & A Bit Of A Rant

The Giving Tree is such a sweet book & it makes a lovely gift for mothers, fathers, mentors, best friends, big brothers or sisters, anyone who has ever been a giving tree in your life...

...And after a long time the boy came back again.

"I am sorry, Boy," said the tree, "but I have nothing left to give you- My apples are gone."

"My teeth are too weak for apples," said the boy.

"My branches are gone," said the tree. "You cannot swing on them-"

"I am too old to swing on branches," said the boy.

"My trunk is gone," said the tree. "You cannot climb-"

"I am too tired to climb," said the boy.

"I am sorry," sighed the tree. "I wish that I could give you something... but I have nothing left. I am an old stump. I am sorry..."

"I don't need very much now," said the boy, "just a quiet place to sit and rest. I am very tired."

"Well," said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could, "An old stump is good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest."

And the boy did.

And the tree was happy. -Shel Silverstein


  1. Oh Jo.... I started tearing up. Goosebumps. So deeply moved. And I hold so much reverence for Taoism too. This post. Was. Beautifully Authentic. Your soul shines through so brightly!

  2. I am DYING! I just shared a link on Facebook where a favorite blogger of mine sarcastically reviews "The Giving Tree" and "I'll Love You Forever". I have such a love/hate relationship with these books. I remember my mom sniffling (and sobbing at times) her way through them when I was a kid. As an adult, I can't read either to a child without doing the same thing. It's a hard thing to explain to a kid, and probably a bit awkward for them. But...*sigh*...aren't all the great lessons in this life awkward at first but then amazingly sob inducing in the end?

    1. "Aren't all the great lessons in this life awkward at first but then amazingly sob inducing in the end?" I would say- YES! The Giving Tree is one of the very best :O)

  3. Love your heart JoAnna, you had me trying not to cry when you said they were on your roof, I knew that was what they were going to do. Sorry for the loss of the tree, but am glad you were able to find a remembrance piece for your window alter! <3

    1. THANK YOU... I'm glad I went out there & got that bit of bark as well. It's a nice reminder of the tree & what it means to be of service! MUCH LOVE -xo

  4. Send me some leaves from the tree please, dear one. Or bark. xoxoxo

  5. Just had to swing back by and tell you I bought Wayne Dyer's book last night after I watched your video. I can't wait for it to get here so I can add it to the huge stack of books on my nightstand. Thanks again for such a great blog/video! Also...PLEASE get on Instagram! I just know you'd have all kinds of inspirational pics to share! :)

    1. Oh cool! I LOVE Wayne Dyer's writing and that book is one of his best. I often make new covers for his books, because they look so self-helpy & cheesy (I'm sorry Wayne), but they are so NOT cheesy. They are deep & wide & filled with all kinds of insightful goodness. That book in particular makes an amazing 81 day devotional. 10-30 minutes in the morning (depending on how much of a contemplator you are) & your day gets kicked off right :O)