thank you for starting the month of celebrations off on the 1st of December as well as seeing you on the zoom meeting last night 30th November or your day. I like your choice of comparing CC community to the tree, but we could further this to the "Tree of Life" symbol which appears in different cultures around the world and may differ to their belief.
In that the "Tree of Life" is, everything is connected like the Airbnb CC forum with the branches being the family and its connection of spreading intricately across the world and reaching upwards to aim high.
the roots spread inward to the ground linking us to the past and future, connecting us with nature in different parts of the world. to remind us that we have a connection to Mother earth or Airbnb.
In that, as a host we start with a seed, sprout, branch out, give fruit and as we are all independent, we aim to grow and flourish. Sometimes we hibernate, drop our leaves and then we sprout new buds to blossom again. But sometimes we struggle to survive or our business or venture dies.
Lastly, the "Tree of Life" and Airbnb represents birth, growth, energy, regrowth and the future when each one of as hosts have decided to be planted.
Stephanie, I started writing this the morning as some have said there is glitches and yes, I find if you starting to write and want to look at the next page to refer to my writing disappears. or says it is authenticated. I then have to start writing all over again, but I have learnt to take a snapshot of it and have a copy, then rewrite it.
Thanks again Stephanie for getting December Celebrations started.