Signs of autumn are in the air. Leaves are slowly losing their grip and soon will be ready to tumble. Acorns are piling up and seeds of all kinds are nestling into the earth to start the regeneration of life to come. The air is fresher, the colors brilliant, the crops are ready for harvest and the smell of apple pies penetrates our nostrils.
It can also be looked at this way. No more warm days of summer; no more lazy days on the beach; birds escaping in hoards to warmer climates; and tons of yard work and/or shoveling to do. The way we look at things in life can have a great effect on how we live it. A negative observation often leads to negative behavior and attitude. Lord, help me to look at things the way you intended them to be – as a gift from you, with no strings attached. May I find beauty in all of your creation.
Seasons of life are just seven, yet sometimes they last even more, Our last destination is heaven, but think of what's passed on before, Each chapter is full, each page covered too, The people pass through are many or few, There's laughter and sadness, and tears fill our eyes, Our goals are oft met, but the time often flies, What we have accomplished upon this sad earth, Will not be remembered or have any worth, What matters is this and not a bit more, That God was there with us, and will be evermore.