The Splash of Colours

Autumn is my favourite time of year. During these short weeks, I love admiring the colourful artwork God has splashed over creation.

The heavens keep telling the wonders of God, and the skies declare what he has done. Each day informs the following day; each night announces to the next. They don’t speak a word, and there is never the sound of a voice. Yet their message reaches all the earth, and it travels around the world. Psalm 19:1-4 (CEV)

 While a Single mom, I took many walks in the park which helped to relieve stress off my shoulders. Being a multi-tasker, I would grab a coffee, notebook, and head to my destination: PARK.  It was during those times of quiet reflection and writing out my thoughts and new goals made for some treasured moments.

Fall also meant packing up the outside furniture, cleaning out the flowerbeds, and dragging out the winter clothes in preparation for signs of snowflakes.  However, it also meant relishing in the beauty of the season.  God wants us to enjoy the beauty He has splashed.

When the girls were younger, I would get them in their PJ’s, hand them a cup of hot coco, and place them in the backseat of the car surrounded by cozy blankets.  Off we would go on an evening adventure.  I just HAD to show them the beautiful colours!  Over the hills the car would go, soon finding my precious girls sound asleep in the back!  As I carried them to their beds, I was happy for even the short time we had together viewing God’s beautiful artwork.

Think on this! God wants to paint your life in a beautiful pattern too. Everything about you He designed with a beautiful array of personality colours. You have a unique laugh, the way you process life’s issues, what things you have a passion for, and whether you are an introvert or extrovert.

It is the unique and different colourful leaves that make up an amazing scene.  The same is with us.  We are not cookie cutter human beings. My ex-husband left in the month of September. That September was the worst experience in my life.  I wasn’t sure I could make it.  Yet, as the next September rolled around, I realized I was making it with flying colours!  (Pun intended) For me, I had to re-learn how precious I was in God’s eyes as a unique person just like every leaf is designed.  I love September now.

We all need to believe that despite the rugged journey we may be experiencing, God wants us to not only enjoy the beautiful autumn scenery, but rejoice in the colourful personality He has created us to be.  Rejoice in YOU!

Winter is coming with millions of snowflakes, boots and big heavy sweaters. Why not take the time to enjoy God’s handiwork this season? It is on my To Do list!

OPEN YOUR TOOL BOX:

  • During this social distancing, make some time to take your kids for a walk around the neighborhood or in the car to see some pretty colours
  • Make some time alone for you to sit and enjoy this season with a crisp new notebook to write out some goals and thoughts that will bring positive healing
  • With Covid-19, we will never forget this Autumn, but why not do special memory that is safe and fun for your family. Make gingerbread men  cookies (yum), make a pile of leaves and jump in them, drink some apple cider and go buy some pumpkins…the list is endless.  You know how to Google Fall activities. You might find something that interests you all.
  • Enjoy God’s splashes of colour

YOU CAN DO THIS!