When I was out taking pictures recently I came across this gold star and things hanging from a tree. The gold star reminded me of this time when my son came home from preschool and I saw him hide a piece of paper under the Spruce tree in our front yard. You can recognize when a young child is angry because they have that preschool age pout face and a walk that looks like they’re stomping grapes. Well you don’t want your children to grow up to be litter bugs so upon inquiring I found out the reason for this peculiar behavior and furtive action. Turned out that day in preschool class they had to color a drawing and he wasn’t rewarded with a gold star because he had drawn outside the lines. I could never draw within the damn lines either, so he was comforted and after awhile there was once more harmony in the litter-free universe.
Upon reflection rewards may generally be fairly insignificant. Rewards might be immediate, happen later on, or even after your death, so no reason to be concerned about them. You may even be your own reward and walking around some day come upon a gold star and other things dangling from a tree. Then you too might possess the power of the gold star. So for all of those that are outside the lines and may not have been rewarded in the past with a gold star in class, this one’s for you. ★ Live long and prosper.★
Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward