Autumn Leaves

Autumn is generally regarded as the end of the growing season. The period of transition between summer and winter, known as “harvest.” Autumn, a Latin word, first appeared in English in the late 14th century, by definition,” the season between summer and winter; fall.” and “a time of full maturity, especially the late stages of full maturity or, sometimes, the early stages of decline.”  You see the changes with the difference in time, the colors of the leaves, the transitions the trees make. If you’re into science you can identify the differences in the colors of the leaves, long story short, they change because everything around them changes. The temperature, the amount of sunlight, and the tree itself. I could go on for days about the science behind it all but; you’re not here for a science lesson.

Without thought or permission, the seasons know exactly when to change.

We don’t even think about it, we just know it happens. Why is it so easy for the seasons to change but for us…it’s another story. The trees let go, they know that there will be more, when the time is right. You have to know when to let go. You need to know when your season is up. People and situations sometime can be temporary. They’re there to teach you a lesson, and then that is that. You have to learn when to leave well enough alone. You need to know that everybody doesn’t deserve you. Anyone and anything who doesn’t appreciate you belongs in that category. We hold on to relationships/friendships because of the history. HISTORY IS NOT PROGRESS. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve known somebody. If they mean you no good, it’s just that. History doesn’t make people do right by you. No matter how bad you may think they should.

“No matter how much we want things to stay the same, life is all about change.”

Telling someone to change makes it less rather more likely that they will. Change is an inside job. Seasons change, Constantly. The seasons of life are constantly changing as a result of the choices and decisions that we make on a daily basis. You should change. That’s what life is all about. Change for the better, of course. Someone told me they didn’t know who I was anymore and I just thought, “Good”. At that moment, I knew, they weren’t for me anymore, at least not in this season of my life. DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT allow people to guilt you for making life changes. YOU CAN NOT CHANGE PEOPLE, but you can change the way you deal with them. When you hold onto relationships that aren’t helping you grow, you are settling. Settling for misery, afraid of change.

Anything that isn’t growing is dead.

The leaves fall in autumn. Preparing the trees for winter. Be like the seasons, change. Get rid of the things you can’t take with you in your next season. It is necessary. Transformation is a natural part of life and an important component of human evolution. It is something that is unavoidable, inevitable and yet very manageable. Our circumstances, needs, desires, and behaviors must therefore naturally change and evolve alongside the cycles of life, or we risk undermining our personal levels of happiness and fulfillment.

An empty seat is far better than having the wrong person sitting in it…

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