This morning my friend Kibbs and I took a hike to see the fall leaves on Rainbow Mountain. Kibbs is a Christian wife and mom, a writer, and a very close friend. Not only do I enjoy hiking for exercise, I love to see the beautiful fall leaves all over the ground.
What the Fall Leaves Teach us about People
After about an hour of hiking, Kibbs and I started thinking about all those different leaves all over the ground.
You know, those leaves on the ground are kind of like people. You see all sorts of shapes, colors, and textures–and they’re all beautiful in their own way!
It’s hard to find a perfect leaf. For example, one leaf may have a bunch of different colors. Some have holes in them. Some have broken points. We’ve all got flaws, and it’s not like we the peeps we see on tv with perfect hair and flawless skin.
What the Fall Leaves Teach us about Life
It’s kinda like us, isn’t it?
Our lives aren’t perfect, our families aren’t perfect…but everything seems to come together on this one beautiful rock called Earth.
What I’ve been Taught about Fall Leaves
Here’s one more thing about leaves…If you mow them into tiny bits rather than rake them, you’ve nourished your soil with a great source of nitrogen! I’m one of the few in my neighborhood that doesn’t rake up all the fall leaves. First of all, they are fun to toss at other family members, the pups like playing in them, I like the music they make under my boots, and I just think they’re really pretty. So there’s your excuse for not raking this season. Mow them instead for the sake of your soil.