So easy to comprehend, so very difficult to live! 

 Apache Seasons 



The following  pictures are of the same  place

but  taken during different  seasons

Lessons  on Life

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
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 .

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, 

But Only God keeps You  Going