The fall for me has always been a season for renewal and new beginnings. I love the cool crisp air with colors to match. I love the long sleeves, the scarves and the hats. I love the falling leaves and the scents of pumpkins and apple cider. But there is a part of me that is starting to dread this time of year. It has become a tradition that every fall someone I love…falls. And when this happens I am reminded so desperately how much we need each other. WE NEED EACH OTHER. We need each other to cry, complain and freak out. We need each other to lift, encourage, sustain, build and protect. We need each other to laugh and relax. When we do not connect and confide then we cover, we run and hide. We isolate ourselves. We forget ourselves. We lose who we want to be. We hurt…alone.
Let us band together. Let us notice each other. Let us take care of each other. Let us give God a chance in our lives. I pledge to not forget about you. I will pray for you. Are you in?