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This was sent to me today and it brought me strength. Hope you all feel the same! Enjoy your Sunday. Cheryl

The Seasons of Life

There was once a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly and to be paitent. He sent them on a quest, to go and look at a pear tree. The first son went in the winter. The second in the spring, the third in the summer and the youngest in the fall. When they had all gone and returned 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 is was covered with green buds and full of promice. The third son agreed; 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 fufillment.

The man explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen only one season in the trees life. He told them you can not judge a tree, or a person, by only one season. That the essence of who they are, and the pleasure, joy and love that come from life, can only by measured when all the seasons are up.

If you give up when it's your winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer and the fufillment 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 seasons and better times are sure to come in time.

Aspire to inspire... before you expire.

Live simply, love generously, and deeply. Speak kindly and let God help.

Happiness keeps you sweet, trials keep you strong, sorrow keeps you human, failures keep you humble, success keeps you growing and god keeps you going.

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