Claude Monet was the founder of French Impressionist painting, a movement centered around a philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions of nature. Much of his art depicts beautiful scenery, and he attributed the richness of his works to the simple beauty of nature.
Trees that are planted take many years to grow before they are able to provide shade, and often those who planted them never see the trees fully grown. But that does not stop thoughtful individuals from planting row after row of trees, because they know that the next generation will have plenty of shade to rest under. Today’s quote reminds us that doing thoughtful and positive things, such as planting trees, can be hard work but is worth it if you begin with the end in mind. Making the world better for the next generation is always a worthwhile and admirable endeavor.