I’ve noticed over the years that fall seems to be a time of significant change for many. There appears to be a lot of loss, health issues and abrupt endings, and with the pandemic in full swing, numbers are increasing nationwide making a difficult time of the year even more challenging.
As the leaves begin to fall and the earth prepares to go into dormancy for the long winter months, this is a time to let go of what is no longer needed. Sometimes we make those changes ourselves and other times it is forced upon us as we say goodbye to people we love, health issues arise or things are out of our control.
Fall is a time of endings and beginnings. It is a paradox of beauty and pain. In the northern hemisphere we see less light in the sky, the plants fade and return to the earth, and our bodies, minds and spirit adjust to all the changes. Some people long for the cold dark winter skies and others crave sunshine. Wherever you are in life, embrace it, allow what needs to fall away or leave your life go, and find joy and beauty in what is there. Together we can help each other through this season of changes.
Be grateful for today as tomorrow may be totally different.