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Fall is Here, Winter is Near

I almost always write something about the Fall colors. This is my favorite time of year. The weather is warm with a crisp edge in the air. The vibrancy of the colors all around is breathtaking and inspiring. Yet, the leaves fall quickly. A breeze blows and we watch the leaves dance their way to the ground to create a colorful carpet below our feet. The awe inspiring colors are fleeting. The trees and bushes shed their beauty with a glorious bang- loudly announcing the end of summer and that snow is near!

As I was hiking with my dear friend and teacher Caroline Saliman, she shared a wonderful insight: Even though we are always sad to see the colors go, the lesson from nature is to remember that next year the colors will be just as magnificent- different perhaps but magnificent none the less!

So as we move into the winter months ahead may we all have the ability to let go of the awesome moments and beauty around us knowing that right around the corner will be more and different awesomeness! Nature instills in us that the shedding process is natural, important, and healthy to growth, transformation, and beauty.

Blessings, Deb

“Develop a good eye, always looking for good will bring you truth.”

About Deb Dusansky

Deb has been a Jewish educator for over 20 years directing and teaching children, adults, and families. She is currently the director for Boulder Stepping Stones, an independent family education opportunity for interfaith and Jewish unaffiliated. Deb has been in private practice for over 14 years counseling individuals, couples, and families. She specializes in spiritually centered counseling.

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