I like spring, but it is too young.
I like summer, but it is too proud.
So I like best of all autumn, because its leaves are a little yellow, its tone mellower, its colours richer, and it is tinged a little with sorrow…
Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor of the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and is content.
I like this quote because as each day passes in the seasons of my life, I am beginning to become much like autumn.
I like to believe I am gaining wisdom as I age. I think back to the foolishness of my youth, and the arrogance of my early adulthood. Those seasons have passed and yet much beauty of life is to come.
I, like autumn, know my limitations and am content.
Enjoy your season!
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Psalm 111:10