As I looked out at the vibrant leaves hanging from the trees, I reflected upon the beauty of autumn.
The native New Englander within me may be biased, but there is nothing better than fall in the northeast.
The air is cool and crisp, fresh and invigorating. The moon is illuminated even brighter against the night sky. Wood stoves take off the chill and leaves rustle on the ground as the wind rushes them along.
Continue reading “What we can learn from the seasons.”
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” — Chad Sugg
“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul… but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.” ― Peggy Toney Horton
People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. – Anton Chekhov
“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” – John Ruskin
“If April showers should come your way, they bring the flowers that bloom in May.” – Buddy de Sylva
As I rolled over at the crack of dawn, the sound of waves crashing on the rocks was music to my ears. Loud and powerful. Soothing and tranquil. The perfect melody to kick start any day.
But today isn’t just any day. Today marks the start of a new season, one of birth and new life. The darkness of winter begins to lift as shades of green will subtly appear, covering the landscape in preparation for the flowers that will bloom.
The morning was cold yet in typical March fashion, the temperature increased as the hours passed. The bright and brilliant sun made herself known, her heat beating down on our faces. Birds chirped and seagulls lazed on the sands of the shore while the sea buzzed in all her strength.
As we shed the layers no longer needed in the warmth of the day, I was reminded of the many things I want to rid myself of this season and the new life I want to breathe in.
Like the change in season, we, too, get the chance to start anew. It’s a time to leave behind the things that no longer serve us well and welcome – or rather, create – those that do.
So today, plant the seeds of your future. Then tend to them in the days to come so that you can bloom and grow in the months ahead.
Because yesterday is gone, tomorrow isn’t promised and that leaves us with the present – the gift of today.
“Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”
This morning, I heard a lovely sound coming in through my windows. The melody was happy and hopeful, with an upbeat tune that made me eager to start the day.
Continue reading “Simple pleasures and gentle reminders.”