A living redwood tree, or any other plant depends on the decaying plant and animal material around it. Without this material, the nutritional value in the forest eventually would be depleted. As many as 700 species are constantly feeding opportunistically on any plant or animal material they come in contact with in the soil. If you sit quietly, it would not be long before you would see something fall from the canopy.
Litterfall, made up of lichens, leaves, branches, pollens, cones, webs, droppings, etc., steadily falls to the forest floor. It will be attacked by fungi and bacteria. Animals such as termites, beetles, millipedes, centipedes, and rodents. will also start to break down this material. They in turn will become prey for other animals as the struggle to live and reproduce goes on at many levels of this complex system. After this litterfall decays into essential nutrients, it will be taken back up by tree roots and returned to the canopy, continuing the cycle of life. Never can one event happen within the forest without it affecting the other parts of the forest. The simple act of walking through an undisturbed area will change it.
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
I don't think of myself as a role model. I do try to live in a compassionate, considerate and positive way. The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do, find the joy in it, and express yourself through your passion.