There go the months we term as summer, and we step into the last third of the year. We still have three weeks until Autumn officially arrives, but somehow the beginning of September seems to be the mark of change.
My thoughts as we come into the month of September are rather erratic! Nothing appears to stay in place too long before a new thought replaces it. Leading me to believe that the month ahead will be one of rapid change for all of us. UGH! Or YEAH! Depending on which side of the fence you are sitting. Are you ready for change or do you wish things to remain the same?
Recently I returned to a town that I had lived in for 28 years. I was surprised how much things were the same even though I could see change all around me. Just little things, but change none the less. I have been gone for ten years, yet enough was familiar that I could make my way about easily. The heartbeat of the town was still there ensuring that life thrived there.
I thought about how most of us avoid change, but change always has a huge impact on our lives. Change that takes us by surprise is the hardest to come to terms with, and on the flip side of that, change that we initiate can be hard as well. It does not have to even be a big change to have an impact. Through all change, there are things that remain the same. Inside each of us, we are still our soul, we can change the color of our hair, what we wear, where we live, or what we do, but within us, our heart still beats. Our basic makeup does not change. WE might become hardened by life and the changes flung at us, but deep within our heart still beats and carries us forward each day. No matter what we change a piece of us remains true to us.
As we slowly step into September, I ask that each of us steps into whatever change comes our way with gratitude. Gratitude that no matter what our heart still beats on and carries us through life so that we may live it to the fullest. Don’t be daunted by what life tosses you, instead raise your chin and smile your brightest for you are amazing and stronger than what life can toss at you!
Always thinking, always observing, always wondering and pondering the things that make life go round.