Autumn brings respite from the summer’s heat,
Unexpected drought finally relieved by rain;
Now autumn signals time for preparation,
Winter storms will challenge survival again.
Anticipate hard times in case they come,
Set aside supplies from fields and store;
Wishful thinking is not the same as work,
Planning and doing are certainly called for.
Perhaps you’ll be needed to help someone,
Your example today might inspire;
Count your blessings while you get busy,
Remember to lift your goals higher.
Enjoy autumn scenery while you can,
Winter will soon assault that grassy sod;
Make gratitude your on-going attitude,
Appreciate wisdom given by God.
By Elaine Hardt ©2009
photo by Carlene Hardt ©2006