“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.”  Daphne Rose Kingma

Fall season is absolutely beautiful here in the Carolinas where I live.  I always look forward to seeing the changing season with vibrant and intense colors as the leaves change into some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable.  These leaves don’t hang around long though and over a short time the trees begin letting go of their beautiful colors and leaves.  I wish they would stay around longer, but God so wisely created the trees – he knew the old would have to fall for the new to grow.

This process makes me think about taking the energy and time to inventory our own lives.  What is it – that you need to let go of – to embrace something new in your life?

Divorce certainly leaves you with no shortage of emotions, attitudes, hurt and disappointments.  For most people letting go of these isn’t easy.  However, holding onto the negative parts of the divorce will not allow you room to grow new hopes and memories.

Today as you celebrate Fall and watch some leaves fall to the ground, I encourage you to think about what has taken up roots in your soul that are no longer serving you well.  What could come into your life if you begin letting go of                          (you fill in the blank) and choose to open your schedule, your attitude, your heart, your mind and your eyes.  Remember, you have to let go of some things to make room for the new life you are building.

Isaiah 43: 18-19 says “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.  Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?  I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

Changing Season: Life After Divorce