Monday, June 10, 2019

2019-24 - The Seasons of Life...

There was a man with four sons. He sent them each on a quest to go and look at a pear tree that was far away.

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the last son in the fall.

When they had returned, he called them together to describe everything about 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 fulfilment.

The man then 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.

~ Author Unknown

Don't judge a life by one difficult season.

~ Author Unknown

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