Matt and Mandy

“Matt and Mandy,” Friend, May 2012, 42

Matt and Mandy

family planting a tree

Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

This little beauty will give shade for many years after we’re gone. Someone will be grateful on hot days.

But what if they don’t know who to thank? We should put up a sign with our names on it.

Maybe it’s better that they don’t know. A gift from an unkown stranger may inspire them to give something to someone else.

And we don’t know who planted the shade trees we enjoy. Do we ever thank those unknown tree planters?

I guess I don’t.

Neither do I.

There! Well done, everyone. But there’s still one thing left to do.

Thank you, tree planters!