Seasons And Life’s Changes
For the past few days, I was able to catch four beautiful sunrises while driving my son to school. Through the car’s open window I was able to smell the fresh clean air and feel the cool gentle wind touching my face . A breather from this Summer‘s scorching heat. This morning as I head towards the gate, my son shouted excitedly, “Dad look at the Sun. It’s coming out!” Taking a quick glance at the rising Sun, I replied, “Yes, it is and it’s beautiful.”
Undeniably, Autumn is here and soon it will bring its magic of color changes and festivities that will delight every heart regardless of age. There’s Thanksgiving, Halloween, Pumpkin Patch trips and many more. Regardless of how we celebrate it, this beautiful season is a perfect time to give thanks for this year’s bountiful blessings.
A year ago, I saw this leaf while taking a walk in my former subdivision. It was the beginning of Fall. It was at a time when me and my wife were facing a huge crisis. I just stared at the leaf that seemed to say, “Don’t worry, there’s hope, have faith.” A year after, me and my family moved out of our old house and found a smaller one. Now, life is much simpler, happier. We were able to finally breathe and sleep soundly at night. It was a big leap that took 2 years of thinking and soul-searching. It was a big change but it was one change that gave us our life back. A life that is free of fear. A life that is open to pursue happiness and inner peace. It was during this chaotic, scary and uncertain moment that me and my wife realized who were our “real” friends and family. Change was a good thing. It gave us the chance to wake up and pursue the dreams that we always wanted. People will always give advice of answers they think is best for us but the real answer lies in our hearts and its deepest longings. Nobody knows what makes us truly happy and complete than our very selves. We should always listen to that inner voice in all of us.
With each new season comes change. Everyday no matter how subtle they may seem, change is one thing that remains constant. It is a part of life. It is part of you and me. There are times I wish there is a way to stop it or at least slow it down but sadly, the cycle of life doesn’t work that way. Once it starts, it follows a course that only destiny knows when and how it ends.
So, today, I wish to pay a tribute to all the people who touched my life. People who stood by me during my worst moments. People who comforted me when I felt broken. People who gave my heart a reason to smile, trust, forgive and love again. Today, I wish to thank my God who patiently walked with me from the time I was born to this very day. Our journey together was one crazy ride but during my worst days, he was at his best and showed me that indeed he is a powerful and loving God.
To me, the most magical part of this season is Thanksgiving. A holiday that brings families together to share their blessings, to show their love for each other, to settle indifference, to forgive and forget, to welcome new friends and family members over a delicious feast of oven baked turkey, sweet pumpkin pie, cranberry delights and many more.
Thank you once again for sharing your day with me. May this post inspire you to embrace and see the beautiful images around you. May you capture these images not only with your camera but with your heart.
Seasons and its changes are inevitable. It is a part of who we were, of who we are now and of the person we hope to become in the future. Today, we have a chance to reflect on what is truly important and worth celebrating in our lives .
What is that big change that turned your life around this year? What is that dream you wish to make this season? Whatever it is, make sure it is something that you always longed for. Something that makes you happy from within. Something that you will remember with a grateful heart.
Discover the inspiring world of these blogger friends today. Their joy for life, their families and most of all their faith are as beautiful as the blessings of this new season.
Helen/Knittinggalore of http://citylifepicture.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/weekly-image-of-life-discovery/
Canadian Travel Bugs of https://canadiantravelbugs.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/weekly-photo-challenge-everyday-discovery/
Patricia of http://lifeofaministermom.com/2012/09/18/weekly-image-of-life-discovery/
For those who wish to join in this week’s challenge, here’s a link and the widget. Have a great time making wonderful memories.
All images taken using an iPhone 4 camera with Camera + App. My friends, have fun discovering and creating the most beautiful images everyday. They are a part of the unforgettable memories you make in this lifetime.
- Fall is my favorite season. (martimarquardt.wordpress.com)
- Fall makes me happy (thegrassskirtblog.com)
- The Great Pumpkin Patch, Charlie Brown (afridgefulloffood.typepad.com)
- Fall Wish List (pearlsandlaceblog.com)
- The Thanksgiving Table (redenvelope.com)
- 10 Things to Love About Fall (katemeadows.com)
- Happy Thanksgiving! (bellasugar.com)
- 10 Reasons To Look Forward To Fall (thoughtcatalog.com)
- Pumpkin pie in August? Gratitude – and a son’s taste – is not seasonal (csmonitor.com)
- Scrumptious velvet pumpkins… (satinandsand.wordpress.com)