As I was raking I noticed for every rake full of leaves I gathered, another leaf or two would fall from the trees around me...I just couldn't keep up.
As a young mother I used to feel that way, the wash never stayed clean, the dishes dirtied faster that I could wash them and my 2 little girls always needed a piece of me. Those were the days when I tried to be all things to all people and that is a very draining position to hold. Years have passed and besides getting older, I have learned that dirty dishes and wash will continue to accumulate just like the leaves falling from the tree BUT the people that want a piece of me are now my grandchildren and they take priority. I will not always be around, they will grow up and move on with their lives which is the natural cycle of things...but for now, I have them, they have me...as for the leaves, let em fall!