"Trust in the Lord with all you heart, lean not in your own understanding; and all thy ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight"
"The seasons of life"
There was a man who had 4 sons
he wanted to teach them not to judge things to quickly
he sent them afar to look at a pear tree
the first son he sent in the winter
the second son in the spring
the third son in the summer
and the youngest in the fall
when they gotten back, he gathered them together
to describe what they saw
the first son said the tree was ugly, bent and twisted
the second son said it was covered in 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; said the tree was ripe and drooping with fruit,
full of life and fulfillment
The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, that they had only saw one season of the trees' life
He told them that you can not judge a tree or person by one season. That the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy and love that comes from life can only be measured at the end when all the seasons are up.
If you give up when its winter you will miss the promise of your spring
the beauty of your summer and the fulfillment of your fall
Don't let the pain of one season destroy all the rest; don't judge life by one difficult season. Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come. Aspire to inspire.. .before you expire.
live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.
Happiness keeps you sweet; trails keeps you strong, sorrow keeps you human,
failure keeps you humble, success keeps you growing but only God keeps you going