I love Fall, it is beautiful and somehow feels so forgiving. It reminds me of peace and joy. It is as if nature is shedding the things that it doesn't need anymore and preparing for a new beginning, it prepares to be cleansed by the white snow of winter, then to come back clean and refreshed in the Spring.
Life is like that. Our life is full of different seasons, and we are given the opportunity through the Atonement to shed the bad and be healed through the journey of repentance and forgiveness and become clean and renewed in our heart, mind and spirit. Sometimes the journey may be hard, like a hard winter. But the journey is worth it, if we are righteously engaged in it.
Remember that we are never alone. We are loved and known by a loving Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ.