Saturday, October 6, 2012
Fall in Central Texas
7:46 am cdt
Fall in central Texas is one of my favorite times of the year. The atmosphere transitions to clear
blue skies and cooler temperatures resulting in a bounty of seeds. Acorns dropping to the ground, native grass seeds waving
in the breeze, or summer wildflowers that set seeds for the next generation of spring color are tiny promises for a bountiful
new year. Nature gently reminds me of the importance of healthy plant communities. As I stand observing these “little
promises” surrounding me, I am quietly assured that the beauty of life will continue to flourish. I find comfort as
I stand in awe of my surroundings. In this silent and still vignette, my mind quietly composes a parallel lesson concerning
my personal life journey.
How we grow affects everyone around us.
When we fall we have the opportunity to grow toward the light and prosper. As we mature, we nurture others through wisdom
we acquire as we grow stronger. Through our wisdom and strength we can be assured that life goes on and offers each new generation
a chance to grow and flourish in their own community.
All this from
a quiet moment of observing nature.