I spent some time strolling around the yard today, enjoying the sunshine and blue sky (and looking at all the things that need to be done).
I looked across the way to a neighbor's yard and saw the sun glistening off the leaves of a magnolia that I gave away. The magnolia was given to me--just a seedling. I gave it to a neighbor. After he moved several years ago, the yard became overgrown. When I saw a guy doing yard work, I went over and pointed out the magnolia to him so that he wouldn't cut it down. I wasn't sure he spoke English because he just nodded. He had a machete and was limbing up the Bradford pears. (I was brave to approach him.) He must have understood because the magnolia has been growing beautifully ever since.
I hope the sun is shining in your world.