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.
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!
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.
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…