Dying Man’s Daily Journal – A lesson in life

Not feeling so spry today, will just share a wonderful email, I received. The message is wonderful, pretty much says it all. Again I am not aware of the original source or due credit would be given.
Lessons on Life

There was an Cherokee 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
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 Chief 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, the 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.

Live Simply.  Love Generously.  Care Deeply.  Speak Kindly. 

Happiness keeps You Sweet, Trials keep You Strong, Sorrows keep You Human, Failures keep You Humble.

Lets Love each other instead of “Chaos and Riots”.    Let bygones be bygones.

7 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – A lesson in life

  1. Jo Hart says:

    Thanks Bill, I needed that today. I might just share this with my family…… Has anybody told you lately that you are a fountain of wisdom……

    Hi Jo, I am glad you liked it. I can just picture my entire family rolling their eyes when they read the fountain of wisdom comment, but I thank you.

  2. ginny says:

    Fountain of wisdom for sure. thank you!

    Thank you ginny, I wish I could claim credit for more than just posting, the very wise words of another

  3. Carol says:

    Very nice!

    Thank you Carol

  4. i needed to read this tonight, because i am so discouraged right now. john is having surgery again and he has a terrible infection in his neck. i am just feeling sad and weak. thank you for this post. xoxo nita
    ps i hope vi is doing well.

    Nita, my friend, my heart goes out to you and your family. I am sorry I haven’t visited you in a while, but I did pop in this afternoon. What a struggle John is facing, you are all facing.
    Know you are in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

  5. babychaos says:

    Very true. Thanks for sharing it.



    Hi BC as always it is so nice to hear from you

  6. Mel says:

    Yep…..put me in the list of folks who needed to read this.

    Thanks for that, Bill.

    And *prayers and hugs* for Nita and John.
    (((((((((((( Nita and John ))))))))))))))))

    Hi Mel, the message is so wonderful. I don’t deserve and thanks, all I did was copy the wise words of another.
    I thank you for the prayers for John and Nita, I am sure they are appreciated.

  7. martha says:

    I love this story. I wanted to cut and paste it and send it to someone who really needs to read this story but for some reason I can’t cut and paste??? Any ideas?

    Hi Martha, wow are you ever asking the wrong guy when it comes to anything computer technical. I received the message via an email and have taken the liberty of forwarding the message directly to you. Hope you don’t mind.

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