[The following wonderful poem was kindly shared with us by Judith Froemming. You can find many more sparklikng gems by Judith on her blog Formerly Serious Philosophy. If you are as subtly subdued by Judith's poetry as we are, you can let her know by clicking on the 'Like' button or leaving a comment at the bottom of this page. You can sign in to the comments widget using your Facebook or Google accounts or just leave a message without signing in. Enjoy!]
One early fall day, as my eyes drank in a spectacular Red Maple
I saw it's first fiery leaf dance to the ground.
Sadly, I thought, 'If only such a beautiful tree didn't have to lose its leaves.'
Gently, the tree brushed my shoulder and whispered in my soul,
Do you see even one tree reaching down to grasp after it's leaves?'
Stunned, I slowly turned, noticing, for the first time, 'No.'
The tree smiled and said, 'Trust the process.'
It was the moment,
I let go.
Love allows the release of anyone or anything in its time.
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