By looking at our actions before us, we can often tell what lies ahead of us. We look to the leaves on the tree. There are none in winter. In spring, there are buds, a symbol of new life. In summer, the leaves are at their peak. In autumn, the leaves change. They begin to turn a different color, they begin to dry and fall to the ground, where they become part of the soil. In winter, the leaves are gone, there appears to be no life. Yet, in spring, life renews.