Every fall the leaves transform into shades of yellow, orange, and red in one grand finale before taking a bow and twirling slowly to the ground. It is their fate. As the seasons change and winter begins to blow in on the wind, the trees have to let go of the leaves. If they don't, there will be no room for new growth in the spring. It's not that the trees want to lose their leaves, but those leaves have surved their purpose and the trees have faith that by letting go of the things they can no longer support, new and healthy leaves will come back in the spring when the conditions are right and the tree will be stronger and more beautiful than ever.
People change with the seasons. Emotions tied to relationships, goals, activities, challenges, and past events change in accordance to what season it is. When those emotions become painful and confusing they have to be let go of to find peace with in. Letting go doesn't mean that those things don't mean anything anymore, it just means that holding on to something sometimes takes more energy than letting go. The only way to grow is to let go of the painful and confusing and make room for new and positive changes to occur. The things that really mean something will come back in some form or another when the timing is right.