Autumn Reflections

Autumn is a time of harvest, of reaping what was sown, of preparing for the long nights of winter.  The changing of the seasons reminds us all that nothing in this earthly realm is permanent. Even the mountains yield to the wind and water over time.

As our children come home to share in the Thanksgiving feast, I realize that there is so much that is beautiful in my life and in my world. That I have been deeply blessed and that it serves no one for me to despair. Let my actions be my resolve. Let each breath be a silent prayer for the weak, the old, the ill and injured, and for those who are suffering. I pray for wisdom, for myself and for those who lead. I pray to be a light in the world and to spend my days in gratitude. If I can do this more days than not… then maybe I will truly understand what it means to be human.


“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” Johannes A. Gaertner

Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Thanksgiving!