Last week was the shortest day of the year. Already we see the days lengthening and changing, the weather attempting to be warm to lure us into the promise of spring.
Seasons change. With new seasons of the year come new opportunities, experiences, weather patterns, habits, blessings and “hassles”. Each winter I end up buying new winter gloves because invariably the ones from the year before have wandered off into who-knows-where land. When the bite of a frost chills me to the core I always long for the sunshine of summer. But I love winter for pumpkin soup and hearty roasts. I love winter pjs and slippers, the roar of the fire and the coziness of a blanket. In winter you can snow, in summer you can surf. Summer speaks to me of ice cream and walking along the beach, and lazy afternoons with a book and sunglasses.
As with the seasons of the year, so life changes. It has its own seasons.
There are seasons of growth and harvest. Seasons of productivity and creation. Seasons of depth and preparation.
What season are you in?
Every season has its opportunities, experiences, patterns, habits, blessings and “hassles”.
Here are 3 things I do to appreciate and maximize the season I am in: Read the rest of this entry »