As the leaves turn color, detach from the tree and fall, it reminds me to take stock of my life and see if there are things that I can let go of. Perhaps it is simple as cleaning out a drawer or a closet, or it could be more internal, as in letting go of a habit, a thought-pattern, or an old grudge. But before I can let something go, I need to acknowledge its purpose in my life and be thankful for the lessons I have learned from it. How did it color my life? How did it bring new growth? Next, I need to let it go as simply as a leaf falling from a branch. Finally, I allow it to act as compost for these new ways of being. Yes, this is a wonderful time of year.
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