I love it when the seasons change. It’s a good representation of life.
Things are always changing. Enjoying those changes when they come is what makes life so special.
Today is the first day of Fall.
Now, living in Sarasota, Florida, that doesn’t say much. It’s still 90 degrees outside and 100% humidity.
For me, knowing that Fall has started is more of a mindset.
Many people equate Fall with holiday drinks at Starbucks. It seems that marketing people are starting earlier and earlier. I’m pretty sure that I saw the Pumpkin Spice Latte come out in August.
I can’t even imagine wanting anything like that in August, at least in Florida, when the temperature is 105 degrees.
But when I think about Fall, I think about the opportunity to open the windows and let the fresh air in. I think of falling leaves and cooler temperatures.
Of course, we don’t get the falling leaves or the crisp, cool air in Florida. But I get to see the pictures from my kids who live in places where they actually have Fall. Just knowing it’s Fall somewhere and that all around the world the seasons are changing makes me truly happy.
Fall is my favorite season. I love this time of year when the days get shorter and the nights get longer. For some, they may not love that part of it, and, to be honest, I don’t love that it gets dark at 5:00 pm.
But I do love the change that Fall brings. It’s a great reminder that change is always happening.
No matter who you are or where you live, seasons change.
The changing of seasons is a natural part of the passing of time.
You can’t stop the seasons from changing. Summer will always move to Fall, Autumn will always turn to Winter, and Winter will always give way to Spring.
Even though we don’t have much of a change of scenery here in Florida, I love the different opportunities that each season brings. And I welcome the change.
My kids would say that summer is their favorite season because they don’t have to go to school. But when you become an adult, you recognize that all seasons are equally amazing.
Maybe this new perspective is because, as adults, we don’t get the summers off. Or maybe it’s because the passing of our own seasons of life helps us to see the world just a little bit differently.
Each season brings new holidays. And each holiday is a time for families to get together where old traditions can be celebrated and new traditions can be created.
Every season has limitless potential to welcome new possibilities.
The change of seasons is a reminder that change is all around us.
Every new season teaches us the value of embracing what is and letting go of what used to be.
It’s about accepting change and enjoying it because things change every single day.
Rather than being upset that the days are shorter or the temperatures are colder, we can look forward to spending warm nights by the fire with family and friends.
There are so many things to look forward to and celebrate—rather than dread.
Each season is filled with many beautiful days where memories can be made. It’s up to us to embrace the change and make those memories happen.
When seasons change, it’s a metaphor for our own life.
Just as the seasons change each year, we all have different seasons of life.
Growing up, we were always rushing to get to the next milestone instead of just enjoying the stage we were in. We couldn’t wait to be one year older or to hit that next stage of growing up.
When we were young, we were inexperienced and didn’t appreciate the things we had. Very few kids enjoyed naptime, but as adults, we would love to have naps again.
The older I get, the more I recognize the importance of savoring the moments and enjoying the here and now.
Experience has been my greatest teacher. It has taught me that instead of rushing to get to the next milestone, life is really about enjoying the moments that we have.
Seasons change. Enjoy it!
Whatever season we’re in, it’s important that we take the time to enjoy it.
Rather than trying to rush out of one season and into the other because we don’t like the season that we’re in, let’s savor the moments that today brings.
Let’s enjoy what’s happening right now, in this very moment, and not let the moments slip away, wishing for better moments ahead.
We can still look forward to the next season while recognizing that there are great things happening now.
Enjoy these moments. Because before you know it, this season will be gone, and a new one will appear.
Seasons come and seasons go.
For today, I’m going to open my windows and embrace Fall with open arms because it’s my favorite time of year.
What’s your favorite season, and how are you going to welcome the change this season brings?