Autumn is upon us and I love it! I love it all–the crispness in the morning and evening air while days remain warm, the occasional rain showers with cooler temps, nature’s vivid cloak as leaves morph into brilliant hues, the rekindling of cozy fires, the resurgence of favorite comfort foods, the anticipation of the holidays ahead... You get the idea. The trees in this picture live just up my street. Their breathtaking foliage is just one example of the changes I enjoy during Autumn. Beautiful, aren't they?
Autumn brings change. The activities and frolic of summer are giving way to a new season…a quieter season. Yes, change is in the air. For me it’s also a time to turn inward...to reflect…to quiet my soul. I’ve come to call it “Cozy-Down Time.”
All of life is full of change. Nothing stays the same really. Day by day change is inevitable. There are those variations to our “normal” that are good and welcome, while others are harder to accept. But no matter what we do, we cannot prevent change from happening. Every day brings a new beginning!
While some folks resist change, others learn to embrace it with the possibilities it presents. How do you react to change? Do you resist it? Or do you embrace it as a part of life, extracting all the blessing you can possibly get? How do you handle the hard changes? Do you take time to grieve your losses? How about the good changes? Do you celebrate them, or take them for granted? How about changes you desire to see in your life? Are there steps you can be taking to set those things into motion?
I invite you to join me for some "Cozy-Down Time"...some time to reflect...to celebrate the good changes in your life, and to give appropriate response to any hard changes which you may be experiencing. Change. One thing that won’t change is that change happens. But who knows? Maybe that change in the air is just the new beginning you’ve been waiting for!
Have a bright and peaceful Cozy-Down Time!