Things are not always as they seem to be

I was distracted today to a patch of ground cover near the fountain in my yard. I stared as my mind raced. The ivy-laden area suddenly seemed to be inhabited by a mysterious something. I noticed a sure, steady movement of something that seemed to slither through each brilliant leaf… as a green shiver would now and then expose a tiny spot of red. I began to think it must be a snake with a diabolical red spot on his head. I was just getting ready to run-since I hate snakes- when out pops the most beautiful cardinal I have ever seen. Why- I thought, what made me think that it would have to be something diabolical-when this unknown visitor was quite beautiful to behold. Things are sometimes not what they seem to be in life-when dealing with the unknown we may want to think the best until proven otherwise.