(photo taken from an airplane earlier this year)
With Fall quickly approaching (September 23rd), I have been thinking a great deal about change and new beginnings. While the seasons come and go, we are going through our days, going through the seasons. But what if we were to treat the seasons as though they were an OPPORTUNITY for change in our own lives? It make a lot of sense if you think about it. We all deserve a chance for a new start. The start of Fall is about turning the page and beginning a new chapter of our lives. It is a time of letting go of the summer rush and settling and melting into the cooler, slightly heavier feel that is Fall.
We eat different foods when fall hits - chili, butternut squash bisque, pumpkin everything, apples ... We begin different activities - college football (Warrr Eagle!), school, tailgating, Halloween, cozy parties by the fire pit, harvesting the garden ... We dress differently - starting to layer to keep ourselves warm ... And of course nature is in charge of the Fall - leaves changing colors to beautiful shades of orange, red, and yellow... cooler temperatures ... the night meets the day sooner than before as the days grow shorter ... Change is all around us now!!
So as we enter this new season, think about something in your life that is exciting or new that is happening in this great season... Keep this something close to your heart as our lives blend into Autumn... Or maybe you are ready to close a certain chapter in your life and turn a new crisp, white, blank page... Focus on this during the next week and focus on this new page as a clean slate, a new beginning. Change can be good for all of us - Embrace change as it is an opportunity, a chance for us all.