Saturday, May 26, 2007

Where there's a will...

...there's a way!

As our children were growing up many years ago, Jack and I would often caution them about the friends that they would keep. We'd try to explain to them that it's so easy for "friends" to bring you down but it's difficult to lift up your friends to the way that you think and believe.

I used to teach piano and as a result, I'd use my piano as an example to the little ones as they were learning about life. I would ask them if it would be easy if you were standing on top of the piano to lift another person up on to the piano. Of course, they would say, "No, Mum!"

But how easy it would be for the "friend" to pull you down from that piano to live the life of the not so good lifestyle! I think that the little "parable" got through to them.


Well, out of my archives of photos, I found these three that brought back to me the lessons I tried to teach the children when they were young.

Geordie had just got out of the river from having a swim and he saw Rebecca climbing up onto this massive rock in the park.



He loves Rebecca and I know he just wanted to climb up there so badly to be with Rebecca. She tried to help him but it was an impossible task to drag him up so finally, she just encouraged and encouraged him and he tried and tried....


Finally, he made it and was so happy to be with her on top of that rock!



Happy to be Together!


Have a wonderful Sunday!

7 comments:

RUTH said...

What lovely photos. The piano "lesson in life" is a clever analogy. I always wanted to learn how to play the piano...my sister was allowed lessons (envy!) but I had to concentrate on my school work:-(
Rx

isabella said...

Oh, what a lovely blog! Such gorgeous photos...of course your subjects (kids, dogs, flowers, birds) are easy on the eye ;-)

Thanks for visiting me - yes I still walk, but during the summer it is mostly here:
http://inheritthe.blogspot.com/

People in the Sun said...

That was so cute. I can imagine the dog trying again and again to climb that rock only to be around his friend. That's why I love dogs so much.

CG said...

I enjoyed your post and the photos are lovely. I would love to give Geordie a cuddle!

Deepak Gopi said...

Lovely pics once again

photowannabe said...

Great Life Lessons Pat. Your pictures are stories in themselves.

inspired said...

fantastic images : beautiful.