Just yesterday I was thinking about relative associations between the way we live our lives and how life presents itself to you.
Over the last few years I have from time to time purchased and eaten a small bag of pistachios. At the beginning of this year I developed a great desire for pistachios and began to purchase every month when I went to make my monthly groceries and believe me the bag I bought was big enough to last the whole month. You know how large things are at Costco’s.
Anyway, over the last couple of months my desire for the taste of pistachios began to lessen and the last bag I bought lasted me for two months. So today I had a small amount left and I decided to finish them off as a snack. I was sadden to find that the last one from the bag I ate was no good and left a bad taste in my mouth. The thought that came to my mind was that after all the enjoyment I received from eating them, the last one left me with a bad taste in my mouth. It lead me to believe this was a bad sign, because at this time I had decided to take a brake from them for a while. But, to my surprise right off to my side I saw one last pistachio had fell next to the bowl. I gained hope that it would take this nasty taste from my taste buds. It did, even though the shell wasn’t perfect, but the nut it self was perfect in taste and shape.
The relative association is: even though you may come across a bad path in the road, even though you walked the good mile, don’t give up, because it’s the positive work you do in the present, that in the end proves to be the pavement of your road.