Fall is here! A season of change. The leaves are turning, producing for us a beautiful display of colors. And, not surprisingly, we are beginning to experience those cool, crisp mornings. Time to pull out our favorite sweaters and scarves!
For me, fall can be a contemplative time of year. A time to reflect on my goals, hopes and dreams … and to realize there is still time to make that end-of-year push. The year is almost over. Winter will soon be here. As I look back over the year, I think about what has occurred in my life. What were the highlights? The low points? What have I learned? What have I accomplished? What impact have I had on others’ lives? What is left to do? And maybe, what do I need to let go of?
In this season of change, we see the trees drop their leaves, in order to nourish the ground beneath them. I, too, plan to take the time to slow down a bit and focus on which leaves I can shed to fuel my life. What do I need to maintain, harvest, or divest of? What will be important for me to close out the year?
Before you hunker down for the long winter ahead … could this be a time for you to refocus on what is important to you?
Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn–Elizabeth Lawrence.