It’s been a mild summer here. Lots of rain and cool temps early in the season. But now that Autumn is ushering in the beginning of her glory, Summer has decided to fight back. In other words, it’s been HOT lately, and dry, dry, dry.
I tell you this because I’ve noticed something in the trees during this dry, hot season. Their leaves are wilting, they are drooping and so many of them are falling off. It hasn’t been cold enough for it to be a result of normal Autumn weather. i believe they are letting go their leaves in order to preserve the most important parts of the trees, the limbs, trunk and roots.
I think our lives can be like this sometimes. Unexpected things happen that force us to “let go our leaves.” We must release the less important things in life, our indulgences, in order to preserve those things that are vital, our Faith, our Family, our hearts. I have been through a time like this in the recent past. It’s amazing how much you really can lose and do without, when you are focused on preserving the most vital things. I’m not a medical person, but I think that “going into shock,” is like that. The body shuts down a bit, in order to preserve the vital organs. I’ve been around enough medical situations to know that the first thing nurses or EMT’s do, when arriving on an emergency scene, is to check the vital signs of the patient.
Definition of vital signs