Seasons come and seasons change but evergreens remain green year round regardless of the extremes of weather conditions. From the harshest of winter's frigid temperatures to the hottest summer days, there green colour remain constant.
Annuals, however, are warmth loving and begin to lose their colour in their leaves which wither and die when the cold weather comes in.
Some people, regardless of what situations they go through - sometimes the extremes of life; from great happiness to severe adversity - somehow manage to maintain their zest for life. They refuse to allow the external conditions to dictate their behaviour or their self-worth. They continue to strive regardless of the adversities of life.
Some people are like the annuals, when situations are great, they're at their best; loving, flourishing, and as if they're on top of the world. But as soon as they face adverse conditions, they lose their vibrant colours, become dull, depressed and lose hope.
We all go through different seasons in our lives and our perspective and attitude towards these changes are what determines whether we're annuals or evergreens. We could like at life from the negative and become depressed and withdrawn or we could look for the positive in every situation, no matter the conditions, and experience the warmth of sunshine in the middle of our winter season.
When our hope and security is dependent on the depth of the Spirit and our connection to Spirit life, we know that our winter conditions will change, we stand strong and firm, we flourish regardless and we know that the summer will come again.
Look within to the spiritual Source of your strength, observe the wisdom of the Spirit and stay warm within your heart that your life will continue to flourish no matter the weather conditions.