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She wants to plant 40,000 trees on her 40th birthday!

By Rediff Get Ahead
July 22, 2020 12:39 IST
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'Mother Nature is our greatest teacher and is always showing us the way, if only we would listen.'

IMAGE: Gisele Bündchen turned 40 on Monday, July 20, along with her twin sister Patricia.
Gisele who loves being in the middle of nature, says in her post that walking barefoot, watching the birds fly, surfing early in the morning and watching the sun rise are some of the things that bring her the most joy.
'Nature always brings me balance and peace. It heals and nourishes my soul,' says the Brazilian beauty. Photograph: Kind courtesy Gisele Bündchen/Instagram

 

IMAGE: 'Every day we have a choice to do things differently. Nothing is permanent.
'We can decide to change today, try new things, create new healthy habits, learn something new and expand our awareness.
'We can change it all, one day at a time.
Be clear about what you want , believe in yourself and take a leap of faith.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Gisele Bündchen/Instagram

 

IMAGE: On World Environmental Day, Giselle posted, 'The reason we are all here is because of Mother Nature who supports all of life.
'She is our greatest teacher, and is always showing us the way, if only we would listen.
'She shows us that everything is interconnected and interdependent.
'When you think about it, her power come from her diversity and it depends on it to survive.
'Just like with people, our differences are our strengths, and we get stronger when we work together.
Nature doesn't judge or divide.
'She nurtures. She reminds us that every form of life is sacred, and important, and has its own special role in creating balance, so all of life can flourish.
'What creates unbalance in our world? Division.
'When man tries to divide nature, she is harmed and weakened and can even die.
'This is also true of humanity.
'Nature has the answers and by observing her, and mirroring back her example, we can start creating a more loving, supportive world where we can all thrive.'
'This is our home, and our choices will help to create our future.'Photograph: Kind courtesy Gisele Bündchen/Instagram

 

IMAGE: Gisele with husband Tom Brady and children.
On her 40th birthday, she wanted to celebrate it in a meaningful way so she decided to plant 40,000 trees as she felt that this is the best way she knew to give back to Mother Earth.
She posted -'This year, to celebrate my birthday, my family and I had planned to plant trees in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, but, as we all know, that is not possible right now.
'Then I had another thought! What if I could come up with a way for others to help me plant trees there?
'I've already talked to my family and my friends and they will all turn their gifts into trees.'
'That way, we can all help give something back to our planet.
'In case you also feel inspired to give back to the Earth, you can join me and plant a tree in the Amazon rainforest.
'Just go to www.vivaavida.gift to donate.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Gisele Bündchen/Instagram

 

IMAGE: Gisele plants the first tree in the Gisele Bundchen forest, back in 2008. Photograph: Kind courtesy Gisele Bündchen/Instagram

IMAGE: Giselle at the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, May 6, 2019. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/The Met Museum/Vogue/Getty Images

 

 

IMAGE: Gisele at the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 7, 2018. Photograph: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

 

IMAGE: 'Without discipline, your dreams will only ever stay in your head.
'Each day is a chance for you to bring them into fruition.
'Don't give up just because they are not manifesting as quickly or in the way that you'll like.
'Trust the process and keep working towards them.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Gisele Bündchen/Instagram

 

IMAGE: Gisele Bundchen is an ardent animal lover as well.
Here she is during the 'Pup Quiz' segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at the Rockefeller Center in New York City, May 5, 2017. Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/Getty Images

 

IMAGE: When she got to play Wonder Woman in an ad for SkyBrazil, a subscription television service in her native Brazil. Photograph: Kind courtesy Gisele Bündchen/Instagram

 

IMAGE: 'Nature is a part of us and when we are more connected with it, we are more connected with ourselves.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Gisele Bündchen/Instagram

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