It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Chapter 10, Page 12, Book 17



The four seasons of nature are a helpful way to recognize that there are profound changes that can come with the seasons of our lives. Recognizing the seasons, honors the changes in our lives. Honoring the seasons, honors the truth that some changes are welcome, and some are not. But to live, is to know change.

Lynn Holt

Give; forgive; be full and fulfilled; love life.

Look on this beautiful world, and read the truth in her fair page.

William Cullen Bryant

The following is an excerpt, and slightly adapted by me, from one of my morning devotionals that really touched my heart this week, so I thought these words worth sharing today.

Trees are just so beautiful at this time of year. They are slowly turning into a beautiful cascade of yellow, orange and red colours. In sunlight they sparkle like diamonds. Their beauty pulls you in and it is all part of the cycle of nature, letting go, regenerating and then new beginnings again in the spring.

We sometimes forget about the roots of a tree, mainly because they are not visible. For a tree to flourish its root system must go down and out to collect nutrients for survival. Trees remind us to stand tall and to be proud of who we are. They remind us to stay grounded. They remind us to connect with our own roots and to connect with what nourishes our souls. Trees remind us to turn over a new leaf when the time is right. Trees remind us to bend and yield and to be flexible, when to stay rigid could cause us to break.

A tree lets go of its leaves in autumn because it has to adapt to less light and possible harsh cold weather ahead. To survive its leaves must go, but it's root system remains and will be active all year round.

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. 

Hal Borland

We too need to let go of those things that disturb our root system.  Things like anger, hostility, grudges and hatred in order to live a life that is full and fulfilled.

 Nature always takes her time. Great oaks don't become great overnight. They also lose a lot of leaves, branches and bark in the process of becoming great.

Andrew Matthews

6 comments:

betty said...

Good analogy about the tree and its roots. I need to let go of some things myself.

Betty

Chatty Crone said...

I think the reason fall is my favorite season is the colors God gave us to see.

jack69 said...

Ah yes, The beauty of FALL. Even in Florida we see some, but nothing like the north and mountains. What beautiful colors show up this time of the year!

Rick Watson said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year.

Mevely317 said...

This analogy about trees' roots has touched me. I won't soon forget!

TARYTERRE said...

lovely analogy about trees. "We too need to let go of those things that disturb our root system. "