The Four Seasons Of Life

by Sherry Riter in Lessons of Life

In the Spring, life begins
with everything new
and full of hope.

Innocence, laughter and
carefree abandonment
fill each day.

The nuance of being alive
is celebrated continually
with no thought of the future.

Summer arrives with laughter,
learning, sunshine and
phenomenal growth.

Choices are abundant and
the opportunities are spread
before us like a feast.

We learn about relationships,
love, abandonment,
neglect and the pain of letting go.

In between the joys, we discover
that there is nothing greater
than love’s fulfillment.

In the Fall we begin to relax
expectations with a clearer
perspective of the past and future.

Some give up the battle to change
or improve, remaining stagnant,
while others continue excitedly learning.

Winter arrives with wrinkles in
soft skin that show regrets,
accomplishments and wisdom.

The path has narrowed and
the life we chose stretches
behind us as a legacy.

Let your story be rich with
loving relationships, laughter, joy
and a journey of happiness.

The Redhead Riter

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Marisa and Brittany July 20, 2011 at 4:48 am

Absolutely beautiful! Thank-you for sharing your gift of photography and your creativity with words. What a special blessing for me tonight.

May you too be enriched by love, life, and laughter :o)



2 NancyJako July 20, 2011 at 9:19 am

Thank you for sharing not only the beautiful photos, but your words. They were just what I needed this morning after a stressful day yesterday. I love coincidences (whispers?) that remind me of what is important. I am grateful.


3 Stéfan Lévesque July 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm

What a beautiful post, rich in images and thoughts. I find myself thinking along these lines more and more, now that I am getting older.


4 Anonymous July 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm

What a beautiful post, rich in images and thoughts. I find myself thinking along these lines more and more, now that I am getting older.


5 Ashley Sisk July 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm

What a beautiful post – your words and photographs inspire.


6 CinfulCinnamon July 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Wonderful post Red. The pictures and sentiments are beautiful. People should remember that all of the seasons in our lives have good and bad….but they can't "hibernate" or they will miss the goodies !!

Have a great Wednesday.


7 Bev July 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm



8 sarah July 20, 2011 at 6:29 pm

beautiful and so true


9 katlupe July 20, 2011 at 10:22 pm

As hot as I am today, the snow looks good. But when I think of the work it will bring my husband in a very short time, I truly dread it this year. I love the picture of the corn, one of my favorite summer sights!


10 Lisha July 22, 2011 at 1:42 pm

A beautiful and insightful piece! Thank you for sharing your gift with us.


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