I am! Autumn is my favorite season. I love the colors of the leaves, the crispness of the air; the awareness that time seemingly begins to slow down. I can finally leave my windows open at night and snuggle under one of my Grandmother’s quilts … just as I did when I was growing up as a child.
As a child, autumn meant a new year of school with old and new friends … a season of new TV shows along with the return of the old TV family favorites. It also brought on a sense of sadness as the days grew shorter and the time to be outside was limited … a feeling that everything was changing.
Whether it is quoted from Ecclesiastes in the bible or sung in a song from the Byrd’s “Turn, Turn, Turn”, there is a time for every season – a time to let go and not stay stuck in what life has challenged you with for this moment.
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”
What can you do when “life happens” and hands you challenges?
- Find the beauty – the gift – of what it has to offer you
- Maybe it is a slight nudge to get you going in a different direction; taking you where your heart is calling you to go and yet fear of the unknown was keeping you stuck.
- Make it work for you by going with the flow of life
- You are on a journey in life. You can choose to struggle trying to control everything. Or you can allow yourself to flow into whatever comes next with your eyes open to accepting what is.
Life Happens …
There will always be challenges and struggles in your life. This is the way the universe or your inner voice is encouraging you to grow. Choose to grow with grace and love.
If you are wondering what to do next in your life, click below to have a conversation with me. It could be the “nudge” that you need.