Autumn’s Gift

When you’re finished changing, you’re finished. ~ Benjamin Franklin I watched a leaf fall today. No, I mean I really watched it. With the bluest of skies serving as a brilliant backdrop, this bright, yellow leaf softly floated in slow motion like the feather riding the wind in the opening scene of Forrest Gump. I couldn’t look away; I wanted it to complete. Finally, it came to rest on the street where it was promptly swallowed up in a swirling burst of autumn wind. I walked away thinking about change. I thought about my daughters and how fast they’re changing. Is it possible, I thought, to walk down resistance road while—at the same time—being thankful for this season? There’s a …

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Changing direction in life is not tragic. Losing passion in life is. ~ Max Lucado Recently, I had the City Slickers talk with a close friend. You know, when Billy Crystal said to Daniel Stern’s character Phil, “Your life is a do-over. You’ve got a clean slate.” My friend had just told me that his marriage is ending. There is apparently no hope of saving it; it’s finished. Life is never going to look or be the same. He’s not even sure where he’s going to live. My pep-talk included things I truly believe: that this is an opportunity to start again; that he must now focus on being the best father he can be to his daughter; that this …