I would like to thank the makers of Honest Tea…

Have you even seen the movie, Catch and Release, with Jennifer Garner and Kevin Smith among others? I highly recommend it, but that is beside the point…

In this movie, Kevin Smith’s character is the guy who comes up with the zen-ish sayings for the Celestial Seasonings tea packages. (*great- where the hell is she going with this?*) WELL- I have been pondering potential names for my soon-to-be celebrated blog for a few weeks now, only to be disappointed at every turn. Though I have had some luck in developing interesting titles, apparently interesting does not mean unique, and my options were returned as “unavailable”. I do have to give some credit to Dr. Irving, though, for offering up the title “Bananagrams”, based off a wonderfully interactive game that I call Scrabble on crack (more to come on Bananagrams in a future post…). Now, I love Scrabble and the nerd in me is quite addicted to Scrabble on crack, but I just didn’t think that “Bananagrams” defined this venue for the personal and potentially (hopefully) universal discussion of life as I know it.

That being said…I came across this quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the cap of my Jasmine Green Tea Honest Tea bottle (don’t laugh!):

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

I adore this statement, as it is one of perseverance, hope, and inspiration. Now, I doubt that my thoughts and reflections will measure up to the source of my inspiration for the name of this blog, but it is a beautiful thought and one that I hope to use as motivation to keep posting and conversing with friends, family, and strangers alike. So, thank you Honest Tea folks for making me aware of such a wonderful statement from a great speaker, leader and advocate.

Welcome to My Apple Tree!

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