When Seasons Change, We Step Forward

When Seasons Change we Step Forward

It was just a few days ago that we went from Summer to Fall and even in the south we can begin to see the outdoors change.

The temperatures will eventually drop, leaves will fall and warmer clothing will appear in our closet soon.

Our mornings may begin with a cup of warm tea or perhaps a pumpkin spice latte?

For me, the mornings are now blended with a warm chai, flavored with milk and honey.

When Seasons Change

It seems there’s a classic routine we follow from one season to the next and it revolves around the food we enjoy, the clothing we wear and how we decorate the outdoors and our homes.

When the seasons change, we step forward by adjusting to our environment because it feels good.

I believe there is more to it, because everything I mentioned only touches the surface of our senses.

Our senses are an amazing gift…

They kind of make us tic, like a squirrel on the hunt for the perfect meal.

They climb trees, mess in our gardens, nest in odd places and sometimes without even knowing, tease other animals.

They live to survive and when they’re not in our personal environment, we might even enjoy their presence.

Let’s face it, they’re kind of cute!

Oak Trees

The most important sense that is often overlooked is our soul. I call it, “Soul Sense”…

How does our soul move forward from one season to the next?

Have you ever thought about it?

Are we like the squirrel searching endlessly for a place to rest and the perfect food to enjoy?

Or are we just driving everyone around us a little crazy without even realizing it?

Do we take small moments of time to reach out to others or do we stick with our regular circle of friends because it feels comfortable?

How do we feed our most important sense, our soul?

Last week, one of the ladies who attended our workshops sent me an email, attached was an image of her favorite project dressed up for fall and it looked fantastic.  You can view it here.

What really set this email apart was she reached out in kindness, asking how Robert and I were doing.

She took the time to reach out and as a result, I smiled and my day just felt better.

We Step Forward

The example we set can be whatever we decide because when a new day begins, we have the freedom to make that decision.

Perhaps when seasons change, we might want to think about stepping forward to write a new chapter of renewel.

One that isn’t a classic routine but one where the heart grows, hope follows and our soul moves forward towards something better…

 

 

When Seasons Change, We Step forward in a way to inspire goodness. Enjoy this Inspirational Read. #InspirationalRead, #Inspiration, ##Seasons

8 comments

  1. Patti says:

    Carole, thanks for sharing this. I do love the change of seasons. It feels like a renewal, a chance to start again. Being kind is something I’m striving for more and more. It just feels good. I’m sure I’ve done my share of hurt, probably without realizing it. But kindness is something I can proactively offer to others. Happy Fall Friend!

    1. Carole says:

      Glad you enjoyed this, had fun writing this one. I think we’ve all shared hurt from time to time because we’re human. I think alot of times that hurt that surfaces is probably a reaction to hurt that was vented our way. Hope you have a great weekend and have to say it feels good to bring this inspiraiton to the blog and thank you for sharing.

  2. daisy says:

    I am working on being in the moment. Instead of looking forward to the things ahead, thinking and feeling more of what is here right now. We still have zinnias blooming, many butterflies and bees visiting and crops doing well, despite the heat. So much for which to be thankful. I have called what my son goes through his “spiritual growth spurts”, and perhaps I will begin assigning that to myself as well.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend. Always good to see your posts.

    1. Carole says:

      Love the moment – this is when we begin to see everythingcrystal clear. So many blessings and it’s still warm here too so I’m also trying to see the good around me and rejoice.
      Hope you have a great weekend too!

  3. Christine says:

    Funny you mentioned squirrels-Last night I was sitting on our front porch after a long day at work knowing I should probably be picking up a bunch of walnuts in our yard that had fallen during the last storm we had. As I sat there trying to get the strength to put my boots on and go, two squirrels jumped down from the oak tree in our front yard and began a game of chase. It didn’t last long though because they too saw the walnuts but instead of being annoyed by them they were happy as could be to stop and have a snack. I couldn’t help but giggle as one of them starting nibbling on that walnut as if his life depended on it and then it hit me-his life DOES depend on it. I’m a lot like those squirrels when it comes to fall. I gather as much food and warmth during these months of harvest before winter comes and it’s time to hunker down and hibernate. Loved reading your post this morning. It reminded me that today, like every day should begin with something that inspires me. Your post did just that. P.S. I left the walnuts for the squirrels and took a nice relaxing stroll instead! P.P.S. Here’s hoping you and Robert have a wonderful weekend! Thanks, sweet friend! 🙂

    1. Carole says:

      That makes sense where you live if you think about it, because y’all do have a hunker down kind lifestyle as fall transitions into winter. Everyday inspiration – I like that. Thanks for sharing your time with the squirrels sounds much like mine. Hope your weekend is fantastic!

  4. Fall is my time for resetting myself. It’s less harried, more introspective. And Heaven knows I love the cooler temps. It just makes body and soul more comforted.

    I reached out to a neighbor recently because I knew she was going through a tough time. I invited her over but again she declined because of work. Your post has inspired me to make her a meal that she can eat on her own time since she can’t get away to visit. Thank you.

    1. Carole says:

      Reset – I like that idea… Reaching out to our neighbors… I have something about coming out tomorrow. Think you may like it.

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