I try to take a daily morning walk for about an hour after I drop Anya off at school. This hour has become a precious part of my day. During my walk I listen to inspirational podcasts, pray, get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors. It’s incredible the beauty that surrounds us and what it triggers inside of us. Today, I was walking and noticed how the trees are beginning to change and the leaves are quickly falling. It made me think about how quickly the season is changing and how the seasons of our own life are continually evolving. While walking, I came across a leaf on the street. Its colors were lovely but it was curved up. I haven’t seen many leaves with fall colors seeping through, so I thought I’d take a picture. I was about to flatten it out, and then I thought, why am I trying to force this leaf to change its shape. But, isn’t that what we do naturally?
When there are curves in our life we try to bend everything back to the way we want it as soon as possible. Often times we become restless in the season we are in, unable to allow it to take its natural course . Today’s leaf reminded me that in every season there is imperfect beauty, whether it is a season of difficulty or joy. Just as the leaf was released we too are released in our own different seasons if we are patient enough.