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As I’m writing this, I’m looking out my window to the pond behind our house, all around it are trees with only branches sticking out and dead grass, but it’s absolutely beautiful. Sure it’s not springtime with the colors and leaves, flowers and greenery, but it has it’s own perfection.

Much like the Byrds song “Turn Turn Turn,” we can realize there are distinct seasons of our lives. If we are facing turbulent times we know spring is just around the corner. If we’ve had much fame and success and there seems to be a slowing down, much like an athlete out of his prime, an aging beauty queen, or a family who’s last child has left  the house, we can focus not only on the memories but on who we are in this season and how we can contribute with the wisdom we’ve gained. Your life may not look the same as it once did but like seasons show you, there is still much beauty and perfection to be had.

Turn! Turn! Turn!   -The Byrds

To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven

A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones
A time to gather stones together

To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven

A time of war, a time of peace
A time of love, a time of hate
A time you may embrace
A time to refrain from embracing

To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time to love, a time to hate
A time of peace, I swear it’s not too late

 

As you better yourself, you better the world