What’s this fascination with fall color?

Are your eyes drawn to the shrubs that were green all summer and now turn blazing red with the cooler weather?

Do you drive down a tree-lined street and hold your breath as a shower of colorful leaves falls all around you like your own private confetti parade?

Did you notice on the nature trail how the sunlight turns the autumn woodland into a sacred place?

If it all feels magnificent and grand, it is! If it feels like the last act before the curtain closes, it is!

For those who live in parts of the world where there is a colorful autumn, more than likely there is also going to be a cold winter with barren landscapes, freezing temperatures, ice and snow.

But not so fast. Let’s enjoy what we have now. This final movement of the symphony pulls it all together and gives us the big picture.

Here we remember that all things come full circle. Here we celebrate moving along on the upward spiral, one rung at a time.

Autumn is one more of life’s challenges. Challenges are there not to paralyze us, make us suffer, or make us give up. Challenges are in our life to help us discover who we are and the journey we are on.

Right now, we get to celebrate the abundance of the harvest and the glory of nature all around us. Right now, let’s also celebrate how far we’ve come on our own journeys this year and how well we’ve been on purpose with our lives.

And, while you’re thinking about it, skip down to the response box below and share with me one milestone in your journey this year that you’re celebrating!

I’m looking forward to celebrating your journey with you!

Janice M. Puta
Author of Pathways: Tales for the Spiritual Seeker
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