Autumn...A Season of Letting Go

Autumn is officially here! This season is filled with my favorite colors; yellows, oranges, and reds! I was reminded this week that during Fall the trees will show us how lovely it can be to let things go. If you are like me, this pandemic has really caused a change in perspective. Things that seemed so urgent and important last October don’t seem to command my focus. I’m noticing that my home is crying out for a shift of the season. A mindset shift if you will. As I put away the last seashell decorations of Summer and surround myself with pumpkins, gourds, and other Fall motifs I am ever so subtly reminding myself to let go of the past and embrace the beautiful present. Sometimes just changing the surroundings, can lift one’s spirits.

Close your eyes. Imagine the crisp morning air, the taste of your perfect cup of coffee, cuddly blankets, and the smell of your favorite pumpkin spice candle. Are you craving change too? I love that God gave us a perfect example in nature. The leaves begin to turn from the greens of summer to the golden hues of Autumn. Then, in God’s perfect timing, they fall from the trees. After a bit of research, I found that many types of trees shed their leaves as a strategy to survive cold or dry weather. Basically, for their protection and continued growth. Interesting! So, here are some questions to ponder as you begin your transition into Fall.