I pass this stump almost every day when I go walking on my trails, but there’s something different about it today.
This stump has a heart.
It never had a heart before.
Not until today.
I wonder if this stump went to the Land of Oz and got its heart.
You know, like the tin man who wanted a heart.
So he went and talked to the wizard.
That tin man had to do a lot of hard things to find out that he really did have a heart.
I wonder what this stump had to do.
Maybe build a few rock piles – or knock some down.
Or chase away the aliens when they try to invade my trails.
Or it might have stood guard against those nasty javelina when they tried to eat the prickly pear cactus.
Whatever that stump did, it worked.
And I think I’ll hang around it for awhile because…
This stump has heart.