Lessons on Life  

slidein2meplz 62F
1363 posts
12/27/2005 11:40 pm

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Lessons on Life

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.


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.

My Mom sent me this in email this evening...it's a great message and makes a lot of sense...but I'm feeling pretty down, so it's hard to empbrace the concept. I find it easier sometimes to encourge others to not give up and things will get better... night turns to day, winter turns to spring....all those analogies to share with this person or that...in an attempt to be supportive. When it comes to my own periods when I'm having a difficult time...like right now...and not feeling like there's much hope.

I made a lot of mistakes this year....mostly having to do with my job. Everything else isn't a cause for what is going on with me know...it's all completely related to bad decisions job wise. I don't know how to be "unemployed" .... and I have been worrying almost 24/7...it's no wonder I'm not sleeping good....and bedtime these days are closer to 3 or 4 am....when it really ought to be closer to midnight....same with not eating...just not hungry...at all. I guess if your reading this it means I hit the add button. I wish I could turn the hands of time back to the 24th of Feb last year...and start over from that day onward.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

tillerbabe 56F

12/28/2005 12:29 am

Honey....don't turn the hands of time back....push forward to where you will be a year from now: A better job, a better life, more fulfillment....This too will pass...I promise Mistress! {=} Lock on to the dream...manifest it in fantasy. you must "see" it before it can become reality! No more "hovering" in the past ok? {=}

safereturns 47F

12/28/2005 12:55 am

Just hang, sweetie--you don't have to feel good, just survive. Everything passes, as you're intellectually aware.

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
12/28/2005 1:29 am

An uplifting story and one that brings a bright positive ray of light on how we look at things. Thanks for passing it on. warm xx

CCW007 34M
1 post
12/28/2005 2:31 am

Well its a new year. Start this year off with a fresh attitude. And it sounds like you still have a job. Sounds like you need a good mate to give you advice or tell you that things will be ok. Not eating and sleeping right could probablt cause you to make even worse decisions at work. Life is what you make it

rm_grtwrld 60M
11 posts
12/28/2005 1:08 pm

Don't let yourself go! Get your rest and eat well and everything will work out for the best. You will get a better job and look forward to life. Think positive and learn from your experiences as your little story said look at all four seasons, it is the same in life. Get up, get yourself ready a whole world is waiting for you. Only you can rid the depression and only you can live, no one will do it for you, so get going girl and let it happen. Best Wishes and Good Luck.

slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
12/28/2005 7:45 pm

~~ tillerbabe ~ Your the best... {=}!

~~ safereturns ~ Welcome to my blog. I'm not always this bummed.

~~ warmandsexy52~ I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you.

~~ CCW007~ I wish I still had a job...but the company itself was struggling...and so I got laid off. Sleeping and eating is now a priority...then finding a new job. Thanks for stopping in.

~~ grtwrld~ Yes I know...and thank you. I need to shift my focus and start meditating more...get more sleep and eat.

I've battled the "blues" more than a few times...and I do get past it, sometimes faster than others...and I will again this time too.

Thank you all for your warm words of support and encouragement, I appreciate it so much.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

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