Fall is a time that blatantly screams change in its magnificent hues and colors. This is always that time of year that I feel a new sense of hope and a burst of enthsiasm. It reminds me that change brings with it so much promise for something better, something different. It’s hard to watch the leaves fall off the trees. Every time I see one, it reminds me of the years I have lost, the people I have lost but it also forces me to remember that those trees will give birth to new leaves and promise of something even more beautiful than the year before. As we celebrate the birth of my nephew I can’t help but see my own place on a very large tree where the branches, although growing apart are still intertwined and very connected. We all have that base. Some call it roots, others family and still others refer to it as being grounded. We are not alone even if we think we feel that way. We are part of a magnificent perfection that grows and changes over time. It is solid and as new branches appear and others break away, every single branch is what makes that tree amazing and whole. Today, look in the mirror and tell yourself, I am important. I do matter and just being alive is purpose enough.
I walked outside today and it was obvious that fall arrived with a vengeance. I realized that just like the weather, life is meant to be in a state of constant change. When summer first arrived, I was outside everyday enjoying the wonderful warmth of the sun. After a few months of intense heat and such bright light though, I started to secretly resent it. I longed for a rainy day or at least a cool one where I could be totally comfortable in my favorite sweatshirt and yoga pants. Today is that day and it reminds me that I have to keep myself moving in all directions. I cannot be comfortable settling for the mundane ruts I often find myself in. I have to try new things and always have something on the horizon to look forward to. Change is necessary. It reminds us that we should feel alive and have something to feel good about. It reminds us to embrace the new and discover whatever it is that is waiting around the corner to explore.
Here’s wishing you a fall season full of change and beauty and inspiration. Notice the temperature change. Feel the goose bumps on your arms and watch the leaves turn a little more colorful each and every day. Remember, you are changing too. Take a step back and watch the transformation. It is really beautiful.