I’m thankful today for fall leaves. Their brilliant colors remind me of the beauty to be found during times of change. The older I get, the more meaningful autumn becomes. I long to display beauty in each life season, and summer’s bloom is beginning to fade.
Welcome beautiful fall!
Little Mae brought a giant maple leaf and placed it on the table, commenting on how much she loved it. I nodded, not thinking much about where she would have found a giant leaf. Then it occurred to me, It was from the tree in our yard.
Dubbed the Tree of Friendship in honor of my BFF who gave me a sapling years ago, it’s our only tree. I noticed how full the leaves looked and how beautiful the changing colors were. I noticed that there were some scattered on the ground.
I felt grateful.
Grateful for a friendship that has spanned years and seasons.
Grateful for the beauty of a tree with giant, colorful leaves.
Grateful for the dream of a big old house to fix up and fill with kids coming true.
Grateful for seasons and the anticipation of my autumn.
Grateful for the hope of beauty even in change.