Some times things get a little too much – I begin to dwell on things and often forget to breath. I am having one of those weeks.
Without getting into too much detail, this week has involved a lot of personal reflection – career-wise. There may have been a mini-meltdown, a heavy migraine and the phrase ‘it’s too much’ replaying over and over in my head.
As a much welcomed relief, I have found peace in appreciating the beauty all around me.
Autumn, herbst – my favourite season – has slowly revealed its beauty with;
golden, afternoon light,
blankets of fallen leaves on footpaths,
multi-patterned pumpkins stacked in open fields, and
skylines of change – green, yellow, orange, red and brown.
Just walking through this natural beauty brings wonders to the soul. In my neighbourhood houses have begun preparing for the winter – some with piles of firewood stacked in yards, some having already warmed their fireplaces.
Drinking my morning coffee from the balcony I smiled as I saw the squirrels return – chasing each other along the tree branches, their golden coats often camouflaged amongst the leaves as they gather the tree’s delights.
It is the season of foraging and storing, wearing scarves, roasting chestnuts, holding onto light and appreciating the gradual slow-down of life.
Sometimes all we need to do to break us away from our thoughts is to breathe again, open our eyes to the what God has provided us all around and be grateful for this beauty.
p.s. Sending all my thoughts to my fellow Australians affected by the horrific bushfires.