Seasons of the Soul
Holidays, seasons, and reasons to celebrate . . . and moments to pause and pray
Autumn is a quiet time . . . a season for reflection.
In autumn, across the Northern Hemisphere, diminishing daylight hours and falling temperatures induce trees to prepare for winter. In preparation, the trees shed billions of leaves. This shedding of leaves is preceded by a spectacular color show. It is the glory of autumn.
Celebrate the colors of the season. Enjoy its beauty and feel the peaceful blessings all around. Turn inward and be as gentle with yourself as the falling leaves.
the year’s last,
—William Cullen Bryan
“Fall at Riverbend,” Watercolor, 2010
by Tom Schmidt