the beauty of change

The temps finally dropped below 70 and fall is upon us!  The air is crisp and humidity-free, and we are grateful for a break in the heat.  Our youngest has been asking when will we decorate our front porch for Halloween and I’ve been stalling (mainly because of our crazy schedule) but now that it’s cooler I feel more inspired to decorate.  This white porch is cozy for fall.

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Even though it’s been boiling hot here, it’s interesting because the leaves still fall from many of our trees.  So many brilliant colors.  I was looking at pics from New England this time of year and admired how majestic the fall colors are up there.

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Strange to say, but all of their brilliant colors are actually their last moments of life.  Who would think dying leaves could be beautiful?  I thought about how this is similar in life – when something is ending, it can seem strange, scary, or uncomfortable.  But it doesn’t have to be.  There is beauty in the change if you really look:  beauty in building strength, learning a valuable lesson, or opening a whole new chapter in that part of our journey.  Anytime I look back at a difficult time in my life where something ended or died, I see a whole new set of skills and growth in myself.  There is beauty in this change.

Fall is a season of turning over a new leaf.

Is something coming to a close in your life right now?  Is there something you need to let go?  The close of one thing means growth and a brand new chapter for something else.  What grows or develops is up to you.  I’m applying this to a challenge I have right now, and I’ll tell you it’s a refreshing way to look at things.  When a situation changes or ends, it can be fairly uncomfortable, but new growth is inevitable.  That part of your life will have new beauty and progress.

Fall leaves are such a great example of the beauty in change.  I believe we can learn from nature.  So many answers are right there in front of us, from the waves of the ocean to the changing of seasons.  When you think about it, change really is what makes nature beautiful.  This can be the same for us.

Looking forward to this new season.

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  1. Portia says:

    An inspirational perspective on the change of seasons.!

  2. Stephanie Newbill says:

    It is important to celebrate the seasons of our lives and to embrace the new seasons ahead. Thank you Seleta.

  3. Tim Gunn says:

    Well said Seleta. You gave me much to consider today.

  4. Anita says:

    This is lovely, cheered me up on the first annniversary of my mother’s passing.xo

  5. Theresa says:

    So beautifully written…

  6. Katharina says:

    I love this post! So true, changes are hard sometimes, maybe traying to see the little things that still are beautiful can help. 🍂🍁

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