Beautiful Change

Change is inevitable beautiful. As the warm summer weather leaves us, it becomes clear that the season is over and fall has begun.

Fall is a season that will teach us many things, if we’re willing to learn. It’s nature’s way of showing us how to gracefully let go of the old and accept the beginning of a new season – both literally and figuratively.

The leaves have started changing colors here and my goodness, it’s beautiful. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my drive to work, as it gives me the chance to enjoy the gorgeous red and orange leaves.

If you stop for a moment to think about the fall though, it’s quite an interesting paradox. When leaves change colors, it’s actually a sign that the leaves are dying. Yet to us, it’s beautiful.

I often wonder if that’s how we should look at life. Instead of mourning over something that has ended – a relationship, a job, a season – we should appreciate it for the beauty it held and allow ourselves to move on.

The trees don’t mourn over the loss of summer. They continue on. But they don’t just live, they live beautifully.

What if we lived that way, reader? What if we enjoyed each season for what it was and allowed ourselves to let go, beautifully. I want to move through the seasons of life in a way that makes people see something beautiful. And I want to be able to look back at seasons that have ended and see the beauty instead of pain.

It takes a conscious effort – a decisive choosing – to not relive the emotions and replay what you could’ve changed. It takes solidifying in yourself that the season, whatever it may be, has ended. Only then, can you bravely walk into the next chapter of your life.

Crying that summer ended won’t bring it back, much like mourning the end of a life season won’t change our present.

I wonder what would happen to us, our emotions, and our circumstances if we chose to appreciate the season for what it was and like the trees, beautifully move on.

Maybe instead of wishing we could go back and change things, we should be content where we are.

And maybe in doing so, we’d experience the beautiful life we are meant to live.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says it perfectly. To everything there is a season, reader.

There is a season to mourn those things that are lost, but then there will come a time where we’ll look up and see that the world didn’t stop for us. It’ll be the loving nudge we need to help us heal and move on.

Maybe you’ll reach that place in your own way.

Or maybe like me, you’ll be driving down the parkway and it will almost seem as if the trees are quietly whispering to you, “Change can be beautiful.”

27 Responses
  • Tahnee
    November 3, 2016

    I love your post ! Yes the fall is beautiful and yet it is a sign of change. But at the same time we need the change to move forward and progress right? Great thoughts.

  • Brittany
    November 3, 2016

    Good thoughts.

  • Mrs. AOK
    November 3, 2016

    Beautiful post! I love the seasons, change can be good. I’d hate to live in a stagnant world with zero change. I imagine these seasons help us to create our own seasons. What’s the saying.. there’s no present like the present…? I think. It makes sense we should be present in all the beauty that surrounds us, each day is a gift.

  • Jena Proctor
    November 3, 2016

    This beautifully written. Fall is all about change, getting ready for the new things to come.

  • Terri Steffes
    November 3, 2016

    Change is beautiful and even more so when you don’t fight it, but find a graceful and lovely way to live with it.

  • Rose Sahetapy
    November 3, 2016

    Embracing every season will help to appreciate each of it. Every season brings significant meaning to our lives, it represents what happen in our lives, either cold, warm, hot. The same with the color of every season. Beautiful post!

  • Blythe Alpern
    November 3, 2016

    Maybe if we did look at the end of something as beautiful, we wouldn’t hold on to those negative feelings. It’s an interesting paradox.

  • Rachel Lavern
    November 3, 2016

    Your post prompted me to look up a beautiful quote by Robin Sharma: “Change is messy in the beginning, smooth in the middle and extremely delicious in the end. “

  • Amber Harrop
    November 3, 2016

    love the way you look at Autumn – it is my favourite season

  • Teresa | Simply Made Fun
    November 3, 2016

    Learning to embrace change for me is so hard. But I love this post! Change is an essential part of life and when you stop fighting it and learn that it is the natural process of things, it becomes an easier thing to accept.

  • Di Hickman
    November 3, 2016

    Love this! I have learned to deal with change. For me growing up change usually meant something negative, but we dealt with it. Now I see change as something to learn and grow from.

  • Laura Roth
    November 4, 2016

    Oh, I love this post. Your words perfectly describe some of my thoughts right now. Thank you for sharing so eloquently.

  • blessing boamah
    November 4, 2016

    This reminded me of Isaiah 40:8 <3. Life is beautiful and change can be a beautiful thing, if we manage to not be hindered by how uncomfortable it can be. I love your authenticity and how God's creations can teach us so many things.

  • Debra
    November 4, 2016

    Out with the old and in with the new, just when you get comfortable it’s time for a change its in every aspect of life. Some change is wonderful and some is hard but I’ve learned tackling with a smile on my face can make it that much easier!

  • Adaleta Avdic
    November 4, 2016

    What’s funny is I was just on the east coast and we honestly thought fall was the MOST BEAUTIFUL thing ever! So reading this is interesting because you’re right, technically they’re all dying but to us, it’s a beautiful thing of nature. Such an interesting perspective! xx Adaleta Avdic

  • Julie
    November 4, 2016

    Such a great reminder of the importance of embracing each season for what it is and gracefully moving from one season to another

  • Dana Vento
    November 4, 2016

    Beautiful thoughts, I think Fall is a sign of new journey and yes change is beautiful.

  • Kim
    November 4, 2016

    You’re right, change is beautiful! When we stop and regret that change we are only holding ourselves back in life. It’s time to embrace it!

  • Brittany
    November 5, 2016

    This is exactly what I needed to hear right now. My husband and I are about to make some pretty big changes in our life and I’ve been so stressed!

  • Reesa Lewandowski
    November 6, 2016

    These are beautiful thoughts. I’ll be honest though, change really wrecks havoc on my mental well being!

  • Rachel Catherine
    November 6, 2016

    I actually don’t mind change. I’m much better at adapting to it than change than a lot of people.

  • Tabitha Shakespeare
    November 6, 2016

    Beautiful post! I’m going through a lot of change at the moment and while it can be scary and I do miss the way things were it is also exciting and like you said, can be quite beautiful!

  • Christina Aliperti
    November 6, 2016

    I like how this motivates me to look at change in such a positive way. I have a hard time dealing with change so positive thoughts about the beauty of change are helpful.

  • Amanda Love
    November 6, 2016

    I agree with this completely. I live by the saying, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Every ending has a new beginning after all. Why see the bad when there’s so much good to see as well.

  • Amanda
    November 6, 2016

    What a beautiful post! Change can be daunting and scary, but also so beautiful indeed! That Ecclesiastes passage is one of my favorites <3

  • Taylor Mobley
    November 7, 2016

    Change is scary but I also love it. I get the itch to move every 3 or 4 years so I do. I like it. Good luck!

  • CourtneyLynne
    November 7, 2016

    Omg loved your post!!! As much as I hate change and transition, I know it’s so important for growth

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