What a poignant “visual” reminder Autumn and her falling leaves have become to me…
a reminder that my life on this earth, as I now know it, will also come to an end
and I too will have to physically let go of all that I’ve held on to and been attached to.
And what will this look like for me?
Will it be an easy and peaceful release like it is for the leaves? Or will I tighten my grip and hold on with all intensity because I know I’m not ready to let go?
Currently I’m watching the latter being played out before me, in the life of another, and I now know with certainty that I never want to end my life in such a way.
So what do I need to do to be like the leaves?
First, I’m learning that I must truly learn how to live and live without regrets.
Bronnie Ware an Australian nurse who has spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives has put her observations down in a book titled The Top Five Regrets of the Dying – “An inspiring memoir that teaches us to apply the lessons learned by those nearing their death to our own life. Bronnie’s book shows us that it is possible, if you make conscious choices, to die with peace of mind.”
…and like the leaves
fall from the trees
Happy Thanksgiving Day wishes to all…
“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”
― Todd Stocker