One of my favorite books, this timeless tale for the young and old speaks to the heart and is almost impossible to read without tearing. Shel Silverstein beautifully captures the essence of human exchange and emotion in unconditional love and sacrifice. A true reminder of all that we are capable of and how there is always “something” despite it feeling like there is “nothing”. How precious is the gift of reflection of our capacity to endure and persevere throughout our life stages. In writing and sharing this book Shel has given us much more than he may know. And the boy loved the tree…very much. And the tree was happy.