Sometimes without realizing it, in our most difficult, trying and 'deathlike' experiences in our lives, we are actually producing vital life-giving strength within our souls. Of course, it doesn't feel like we could ever help anyone during the time of our struggles.
But, when the dust settles and time helps to heal our wounds...
we are often able to give out encouraging thoughts to others.
Like the leaves, we live through seasons of our lives. Each season and event - good or not so good - affects the next season. Our struggle at times is letting go of the season that is over. Mentally challenging thoughts of the past often interfere with moving forward. Yet, many of those thoughts must die...so we can continue to replenish our minds and hearts. So we can enjoy life once again - looking for beauty in the dying places of the soil within our hearts.