Lessons on Life
There was an Indian Chief who had four sons.
There was an Indian Chief 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.
A year later, after each and every son had returned to the tribe, 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 was surprised and said no, it was covered with green buds and full of promise.
The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with white 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 laden heavy 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, and the fulfillment of your fall.
Don’t judge life by one difficult season.
Aspire to Inspire Before You Expire.
- 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 will come when it is their time.
- Live Simply.
- Love Generously.
- Care Deeply.
- Speak Kindly.
- Leave the Rest to God.
- Happiness keeps You Sweet,
- Trials keep You Strong,
- Sorrows keep You Human,
- Failures keep You Humble,
- Success keeps You Glowing,
- Each of God’s Seasons prepares you for the next.
The Rest Will Fall Into Place,
But Your Dreams Keep You Going………
There Is Beauty all around, even in you!
You Only Have To Open Your Eyes.
A recent study of octogenarians showed their favourite decade in life was their 60’s, 2nd – 50’s and third was their 40’s, then childhood.
The best is yet to come.
How would you answer that question?
Make the now….>> YOUR BEST!
Authors: Unknown (edited by Richard Bejah)
“O’ GREAT SPIRIT, help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence. ” ~ Cherokee Prayer
“Certain things catch your eye, But pursue only those that capture your heart.” ~ An old indian saying
“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.”
~ Native American saying
Thought for TODAY
” Life is indeed difficult, partly because of the real difficulties we must overcome in order to survive, and partly because of our own innate desire to always do better, to overcome new challenges, to self-actualize. Happiness is experienced largely in striving towards a goal, not in having attained things, because our nature is always to want to go on to the next endeavour.”
~Albert Ellis, Michael Abrams, Lidia Dengelegi, The Art & Science of Rational Eating, 1992
I have always liked this verse so I would like to share it with you, our own lives are very much seasons, we change all the time, even our moods from time to time.
“May the Warm Winds of Heaven, Blow softly upon your house. May the Great Spirit, Bless all who enter there. May your Mocassins, Make happy tracks in many snows,and may the Rainbow Always touch your shoulder.” ~ Cherokee Prayer Blessing