A new season is upon us, there’s no denying it. Just take a look around. The falling leaves and the falling temperature are both sure signs that autumn has arrived.
As I breathe in the crisp air and enjoy the changing colors, I can’t help but think of how this season parallels my life.
First of all, there is change, and that is something we cannot control. Our only hope is to accept it and find a way to deal with it. Some change is harder than others, and many times we are brought to our knees because we don’t know how we will survive it. But it may help to remember that the longer nights, and the darkness, are always followed by light. No matter how long the night may seem, it WILL come to an end.
So, keep your eyes open, enjoy your surroundings, and you may even discover some fun along the way. With Fall also comes Halloween and candy (peanut butter cups for me, please) and stomping through the leaves. When the time is right, you will be able to see the beauty – even in the darkness.
I love this Amish Proverb: “A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.”
Here’s to embracing the many twist and turns that life has in store for us.