Seasons of Life

Read the story recently in a mag and I felt it cool to share...

There was a man who has four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly...so he sent them all on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The first son went in winter, the second in spring, the third in summer and the last in autumn... when they had all gone and came back,he called them together to describe what they had seen.

The first son said the tree was ugly,bent and twisted...the second said no, it was covered with green buds and full of promise...the third 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 all seen 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 you are and the pleasure, joy and love that comes from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up."
If one gives up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, and the fulfillment of your autumn.

So in this year be optimistic, stay focused and expect the the best and don't hastily judge people.

♥ Lara

'Lara A

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