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Autumn is Here

I was sitting in my living room this morning doing a little reading.  It was a quiet, peaceful time, and I got some much-needed solitude.

As I looked through the sliding glass window of my dining room, I watched as the leaves of my english walnut tree dropped its leaves onto the patio.  It was beautiful to see them drift slowly to the ground.  I must admit, however, that I wasn’t looking forward to cleaning them up 🙂  

Nonetheless, it was a gentle reminder that the seasons are quickly changing.  I love the fall, and I relish the opportunity to be introspective when the seasons change.  I’ll be doing that for the next couple of weeks, as more leaves come down, the air turns cool and brisk, and we start slowing down, anticipating the winter ahead.

Take some time this weekend and review how you’ve been doing recently.  Any relationships need mending?  Any situations that need to be addressed?  Any new skills you want to learn?  I hope you have a great weekend, wherever you are.


Gathering Leaves
By Robert Frost

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.

I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.

But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.

I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?

Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.

Next to nothing for use.
But a crop is a crop,
And who’s to say where
The harvest shall stop?

By seedthrower1

I'm passionate about helping people realize that God wants to make something new of them and bring about a permanent transformation in their lives: body, mind, and spirit.

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