Autumn Shows Us


Autumn Shows Us
By Bernadette A. Moyer


The season is changing and so are we! Autumn leaves show us exactly how beautiful it is to let go and let live and let die. What can you let go of? What can you make room for? The seasons change and so do we. We change how we dress and what we eat and we change what we do and where we go.

I remember as a little girl listening to a song that my father liked it was called Autumn of My Life by Bobby Goldsboro. He sings “and I’m content in the Autumn of my life.”

“Autumn the wind blows colder than the summer, Autumn my loves gone with another. Did you ever lose something that you thought you knew, did you ever lose someone that was close to you?” From the song Autumn written by Edgar Winter.

The seasonal changes teach us so much about life and about letting go and living in each and every moment. The seasons pass and eventually so will we.

I want to celebrate this autumn with leaves, and sweaters and hot cider and apples and pies. I want to celebrate it with open windows and with warm beef stew. But more than that I want to celebrate by reminding myself there is a season for everything and a time and a passing.

What is important now? What do we need to do to prepare our homes, our families and ourselves for what is directly in front of us? Seasons change and so do I, and so do you. Time waits for no man.

Every Autumn represents the letting go of and making room for all that is next in the life cycle. In living our lives much like the same way that the leaves change colors and eventually fall away, so it will affirm for us again and again how life changes just like the seasons change.


In each decision that we make; we must consider our life and how it not only defines us but impacts those that are closest to us.

Each day I pray to God for the wisdom as to what I give my time and attention, and asking for His help for me to be busy with the right things and to give my best to those things. Amen.

Autumn gives us so much to embrace and also so much to let go …

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4 thoughts on “Autumn Shows Us

  1. This was beautifully written as usual. I will keep it on n mind all fall. I have recently found forgiveness toward my son and almost his wife since she got is the instigator. I just want one up with it on Saturday. But found myself calling him a name under my breath while I was reading the Sunday newspaper and one whole page was dedicated to Grandparents and their grandchildren with loving photos. But I quickly remembered that I had forgiven him. It was a new-jerk reaction to seeing all the joy on their faces that killed me. I missed the first year of my only grandsons life. Somethings can never be repaid after being stolen. Which I feel my son has done to us. But my prayers were answered when I felt that surprised feeling of forgiveness.
    I’m glad you out put in the part about the prayers. I’m going back o add your prayer to make as it is so relevant. And thank you for this and all of my our posts. They are most helpful as is this entire website. God bless you Bernadette.

    • Thank you so much for connecting and for sharing! So appreciate your kind comments! Good for you for taking the high road. These kids will have to live with their choices and all we can do is embrace and appreciate the life that we do have. Bless you! Hugs love and light, Bernadette

  2. Cynthia

    I love your website an thank you for sharing, it’s so beautiful an autumn always been forever my favorite season. I thank the LORD for his beautiful creation.

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