It's always the same in our gardens, isn't it?
After a spell of windy weather with a taste of Autumn, leaves are blown everywhere. It's hard to know just where to start clearing up.
Then suddenly, there'll be a change of direction, a new wind will blow and often we'll find piles of leaves have been whipped up in neat piles....well almost...against a wall in the corner of the garden.
Life can be just like that. Sudden change can spill into our lives and bring a chaos that seems insurmountable.
But often, if we wait, life will settle down, order will return and perhaps things will be even better than they were before.
We should always ''Give wind and tide a chance to change.''
Hope may find it hard to shine
When everything seems dark.
And gloomy prospects may define
Attempts to make their mark.
And yet whatever may befall
In Life's kaleidoscope,
Here's a challenge to us all---
Keep bright the light of hope.
John M. Robertson.