Seasons of Change

This month the topic we’ll be talking about is seasons. We’ll be taking a look at different aspects of seasons and what we can learn from things like time, changes, weather, renewal and death. One of the greatest challenges we all face is to be accepting of the role of change in our lives. It’s going to happen no matter how hard we try to stop it; we all grow up and age with each passing day. Sometimes we wish that change would happen slower or faster, to keep a particularly awesome/cute stage for longer or get through a really rough stage faster. But seasons wait for no one and we don’t have control over how fast or slow things happen, and we don’t always have control over all the changes in them, all we know is that there will be change.

We don’t like loss and change often requires loss. It’s not easy to watch loved ones pass on or hear about people we’ve looked up to leave their responsibilities or chose to walk a different path. But part of what’s great about life is that we’re not stuck in a box and forced to experience only what fits in our box with us at a particular time. We’ve got the whole world spread out before us, just waiting for us to try new things and meet new people.

Choose to embrace the season that your life is in right now, and be open to the changes that may be coming your way. Sometimes they’ll be big changes that directly affect you, other times they’ll be changes in your world at large (like the change from spring to summer) that may not affect you in a big way, but still makes a difference to you. Will you join me in being open to what this upcoming season will bring?

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”  George Santayana

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