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Old September 26th, 2008, 08:02
luciestorrs luciestorrs is offline
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Default The Four Seasons of a Tree

A man had four sons. He wanted them to learn not to
judge things too quickly. So, he sent them each to look
at a pear tree far from their home.

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, who had seen the tree in winter, said
that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.

The second son, who saw the tree in the spring, said
that it was covered with green buds and full of
promise.

The third son, who saw the tree in summer, said it was
covered with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked
so beautiful. It was the most graceful thing he had
ever seen.

The youngest son, who saw the tree in fall, disagreed
with all of them. He said it was drooping with ripe
fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all
correct, but they had each 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. He said that the essence of who
they are - and the pleasure, joy, and love that come
from life - can only be measured at the end, when all
the seasons are complete.

If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the
promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, and
fulfillment of your fall. Don't let the pain of one
season destroy the joy of all the rest...
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Old January 29th, 2013, 08:46
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Default four seasons

hello dear lucie, you put this on 4 years ago, i have just found it and it is so very true, i hope that many will find this and read it, thank you it has helped me greatly.

warm regards

chrissie.xx
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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:42
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Dear Chrissie,

You are so very welcome. I had forgotten all about it, so it was good to be reminded of it myself. And for that I thank YOU.

Love and light,
Lucie
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Old February 27th, 2014, 09:20
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Lovely words and very true. thanks for sharing.
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Old June 21st, 2016, 13:06
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