Lessons On Life

I have received "Lessons on Life" from several internet friends over the past several weeks. I know many of you have received it too, but for those that have not been lucky enough I hope you enjoy it. The following pictures are of the same place but taken under different seasons!! (be sure to scroll on past the last)

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.

The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.The second son said no it was covered with green buds and full of promise.The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen. The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment. The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree's life.He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up. If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall.

Moral: Don't let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest. Don't judge life by one difficult season. Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come some time or later.

Until next time. . . .Enjoy!!!!



miz carla said...

aawww that's great Deb :D thanks for the warm nuzzle hehehe I needed that.


inventivesoul said...

Hi Debbie
I really enjoyed reading the entry.
I like the imagery and appreciate the moral of it.
I found your blog, and am looking at the Mixed Media group.
I am thinking about applying, but wanted to check you out first.

vintagecollage said...

Carla and Amber ~ So glad you enjoyed....I find myself visiting this post frequently to read the moral of the story. Debbie