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The fragile colors of early spring give way to the more vibrant colors of summer—children who began the school year last fall now talk of vacation plans and future endeavors. The seasons rush along. We cannot stop them.

The forsythia’s yellow blossoms quickly change to green leaves where the cardinal makes a nest. The trees’ flowering blossoms give way to leaves that offer shade in summer’s heat.

Look around you, and you will see so much activity in nature. In life, too, we have our seasons—youth, adulthood, and old age. Before time hurries by, stop and look for the Beauty in each stage of your life. Finding it will anchor you and give your life meaning.

                                                                        —Bernadette R. Gentry