Although I very much enjoy the heat and sunshine of summertime, I always look forward to the change in season. The cooler temperatures, the colors of the leaves, the crispness in the morning air . . . these things are like a happy pinch to the soul, reminding it to appreciate the warmth and the sunglow, as it is soon to be replaced by gray skies and rainy days. Rain, rain, and more rain.
Living in the Pacific Northwest, it helps if you like the rain. Well, I like it a lot. The rain sheds a whole new slant on life. It draws your attention to how nature feels on your skin. It replenishes the air with something indefinably sweet. It helps you appreciate your inordinately high volume of cute rain boots, puddle jumpers, and lightweight coats.
The rain encourages you to linger a little longer over that second cup of coffee. In fact, it might be mid-afternoon and you think about having a mid-day cup to brighten the day. You lose track of where you last left your sunglasses because it has been a while since you needed them.
The muted colors and shifting fog also mark the fall and winter days. There is an exquisite softness in the air that reminds you to pause for a moment and breathe before getting into your truck. You wake up in the morning and you can smell the salt in the air. The birds are quieter and the squirrels are more active.
As much as I enjoy a beautiful autumn rain, I do appreciate these lingering weeks of summer. The days when I go to work, having forgotten my raincoat. The late-evening walks that spell out a crimson and peach sunset. The warm afternoons when I forget that fall is soon to arrive.
It’s all so beautiful, isn’t it? These periods of transition awaken us and embolden us. We feel inspired to try new things when we feel nudged by nature.
What is one new thing you have been wanting to learn? To try? To do? Visualize your New Thing inside the box below:
Now visualize your New Thing outside the box:
Maybe now is the time to prioritize your preference and just do it. There is no time like the present to create your own season of transition and change.
3dRose LLC 8 x 8 x 0.25 Inches Fall Leaves Mouse Pad