I recently returned from a trip to Big Sur—a sliver on the California coast dotted with massive redwood trees and stunning views of the Pacific.
Pictures can't do the area justice, and I can sincerely say it was one of the best weeks of my life. While the ocean and its vast waves and jutted rocks were incredible, I must say it was the trees that moved me the most. They kept me coming back day after day eager to learn lessons from their grandeur.
Here are five of the most valuable things they taught me: