The Blooming of Autumn Leaves

Autumn Ending 8 x 8 cradled wood panel by Laurie Pace © 2015

Autumn Ending 8 x 8 cradled wood panel by Laurie Pace © 2015

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― ― Albert Camus

Autumn is here blooming in color.  Blooming is something new to consider for any season.  Every day you have a new opportunity to bloom. You have so many choices. Word choices, action choices, clothes choices, friends, food, etc.  In many places people wake up to the same old every single day, locked into only one available thing possibly for breakfast if not nothing at all... only the clothes on their back, no place to bath and no hot coffee or tea to start your day. No friendly smile from someone across the table to bring a bit of light to the morning.  Are you beginning to get the idea how blessed you are right now? If you are reading this you are on the internet. Many of these people have no knowledge of what the internet even is. Then you have people facing illness, tragedies and life changes daily... and stress mounting around them. 

I often do not even want to blog. Think about the time and effort put in daily as I sit and ponder life or words that might make a difference somewhere. While I cannot share a confidential email, enough of them come through that it made me realize, as tired as I may be blogging now ten years, if my words create hope or stir thoughts in one person... I have bloomed forth with God's light. We have to be here for each other.  I want to share just a portion of one email recently and I do not know who this person is and really would like them to contact me through my website contact. I want to pray specifically for their family right now.  They wrote:

"I just wanted to thank you for this post and the one from yesterday. I love your artwork and read your daily blogs posts, but these last two feel as if they were written just for me." ....( and then filled in the whys) and closed their comment with  "Our whole world has been turned upside down in an instant. I just wanted to say thank you for these last two posts because they made me feel that this won't last forever and that I have the strength to handle our 'new normal' when most of the time I don't feel this way." 

Can you bloom for someone else today and not just for yourself?  If you are reading this and recognize your words... visit my website and contact me directly. 

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:8