The 40 Acorn Challenge

I fell in love with the book ‘The Man Who Planted Trees‘ when I read it for the first time several years ago, and ever since then I have tried and failed to get a copy of the DVD of the animation of it that can be played in this country.  At least being able to watch it on You Tube in two parts is better than not seeing it at all, although the sound is a bit iffy at times and the cutting of the two parts not brilliant, but as I said better than nothing.

So if you want to do yourself a favour make yourself a tea or coffee, or pour yourself a glass of wine if you are reading this in the evening then sit down for 30 minutes and enjoy the wonderful animation and the yet more wonderful story by Jean Giono read by Christopher Plummer.  (2 separate parts hence two links)

To return to the title of this post, you’ve got a week to get your 40 metaphorical acorns ready and think about where you are going to plant them before the 40 days of Lent and your challenge begins.  It is simple, you don’t need to plant acorns, although you might choose to, you don’t even need to plant a tree, although again you might choose to, the challenge is to do something each day that will benefit others today or in the generations to come.


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