The Little Leaf


Do you ever wonder how the smallest things touch us just at the right time?  I know I am just amazed that the most tender, comforting expression can just bring a smile to my face and put a waltz in my strut.  And you know it happens exactly when I need it.  I really think these happenings are all around me all the time, but I just refuse to stop this fast pace of mine to see the miracles and grace abounding in my life.  So during this beautiful season of change, stop and notice everything and everyone that is meant to touch your life.  Relish the love, comfort, and smiles these bring you.  And especially store these for the day when you will need to know there are forces much greater than you and I!

The Little Leaf

Little leaf fall upon my hand and foot.

Spread the light of your color throughout my body.

You dazzle me with your splendor.

And soothe me with your touch.


I know I am not alone by your presence.

I know the Creator has touched you,

As He has touched me.

He provided this meeting at this time and place.

For you and for me.


I would love to be you sometimes.

Soaking in the sun all day.

Searching the moon at night.

Free to float, dance, and flitter.

Finally settling in the Earth.


But I guess sometimes you wish you were me.

Getting to walk toward a grandchild wanting to hug you.

Holding a child in your arms.

Feeling a kiss from the one you share a life with.


Well I am me and you are you.

But the Creator has us sharing our lives in this time.

Maybe little leaf so you can be me and I you.

If only for that short moment in time.

Lori Rennae Hickman Chapman

 As we say in the South, “wauller” (meaning to roll a lot!) in this season!  Roll around and just soak it all in.  Also be the small thing for someone else—it may be the day they need to know the greater force is there for them!  Harvest blessings!








3 thoughts on “The Little Leaf

  1. The older I get, the more aware I am of the small things. And ways, in my every day life, that God sends an angel . . . or 2 . . . or 3 . . . to help/solve my daily activities and chores. Life . . . is such a blessing . . . all of it. 🙂

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