Wangari Maathai (1940-2011)

“When lakes started to dry up and steams started to disappear near her village, Wangari knew she had to do something. She called a meeting with some of the other women… ‘Let’s bring the trees back… a few million should do it… We’re not buying them from a nursery. We’ll grow them ourselves at home.’ Just like a tree sprouting from a tiny seed, the idea spread and grew into a widespread movement.

The Green Belt Movement expanded beyond Kenyan borders. Forty million trees were planted and Wangair Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work. She celebrated by planting a tree.”

What seeds could you be planting (literal and figurative)? Ask God to reveal to you what you could “grow.”

[excerpt from “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo]