When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you until it seems that you cannot hold on for a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
October 26 - hang in there
Hang tight and hang in there…that is what the leaves on the tree outside my house seems to be saying. Some leaves are down and some are hanging on. Looking on the right of my house there’s a tree that has just started loosing leaves and if I look to the left, the tree is just starting to change color. It’s mostly still green. Then there is the oak tree across the street that has leaves hanging on it for most of the winter. Just like you and I are all different, thankfully so are the trees in my neighborhood.
Having them all turn color at the same time would be beautiful, but it would also be sad since all the trees would be bare all at the same time too. I want to hang on to this fall color just as long as I possible can.
Leaves can teach us a lot about life. Leaves sprout, locate the sun and begin to work. When there is a storm and the wind is blowing, leaves don’t fight the wind, they don’t fight the storm, they flip upside down and sideways, they go with it. Finally when a leaf’s time comes, and it begins to fall towards the Earth, it falls ever so gently… pulled by gravity, but pushed by the wind, it follows its own path with no resistance.
Be a Leaf.
A leaf falls, rises, flutters, tumbles and lands in the exact spot that it was meant to. We try so hard to fight the wind when we should work harder to learn to accept it. Hang in there, follow your heart and fight for your goals, but when the wind comes, just remember to be like a Leaf.