Four Seasons


The following pictures are of the same place but taken in different seasons...









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.
Moral lessons

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.

(got this as a Fwd:)

10 comments:

ambi said...

Ahaa! fwd mailaa irunthaalum azhantha sinthanai, arbuthamaana karuthukkal. athugaaga 1000 porkaasugal ellam kidayaathu! :)
oru comment thaan intha adiyavanaal mudiyum. :)

prithz said...

Beautiful!!! Simply loved it. Am feeling so reenergized... thnx for sharing... take care.. and welcome bk!!!!

வேதா said...

yeppa enna thathuvam enna thathuvam:) as usual en comment potachu:) where is my share?(amount evlo?)

Sasiprabha said...

Excellent... Beautiful photos, wonderful lesson, superb moral lesson... Unga refreshed mood indha blogla appidiye reflect aagudhungo.. Break appuram nalla start.. Enna porutha varaikkum oru manushana setha appuram thaan thelivaa purinjikka mudium.. Because after death, there is no possibility of changing himself.

Delhi_tamilan said...

Ambi: Unga commentae ayiram porkasukaluku samam achae...

Prithz: U r most welcome....

Veda: Amount-ah? ennaga idhu amount kimountuntu... eppavadhu indha pakkam vanga, delhi-ya freeya suthi katuren, teek hai? hehehe....

Sasi: Nandri.... personally i feel it's more difficult for me to understand two things, one women and second my boss!!

வேதா said...

nenga enaku delhi suthi katreengala? naan ithu varaikum 3 times delhi vanthuruken:) nalla suthi pathachu:)

ambi said...

yappa! i'm flattened on your comment, mayakkam varuthu! yaravathu thanni, thanni kondangaa pa! :)

Poorni said...

Hey DT, Welcome back!
Even I have re-started blogging from last month onwards.

Ms.Congeniality said...

//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//

Got this as a forward..very true!!

Nice pics :-)

Isaac A Christopher said...

Nice pics !!!! din get this as a forward!!! still a nice one to blog..