Happy Friday! Can you believe you are going to be experiencing the last weekend of August? Autumn is just around the corner 😊 As you prepare for Autumn, there may be a bit of mourning that can occur because summer days are coming to a close, the weather is cooling off, school is starting, etc.
Reflecting on this change, however, conjures up thoughts of the smell and taste of hot apple cider, pumpkin spice flavored everything, apple orchards, and last but not least - the beautiful changing of the leaves on the trees. Those living in the Midwest, in particular, have the pleasure of seeing the leaves on the trees change creating beautiful transformational bursts of color: reds, yellows, oranges, and then eventually shedding their leaves in preparation for the coming months. Without fail, every year the trees go through this change, completely willing to let go of what does not serve them, to prepare for their future.
Wouldn’t it be remarkable if you could follow the path of the strong, sturdy, persevering tree and shed what no longer serves you, looking forward, with ease, to the beautiful journey you have ahead? You can do this, but it is easier said than done. Each one of us spends much of our lives forming attachments to people, places, things, connections, emotions, etc. There are times in your life when you may need to make the decision to “let go” of some of these. This action can push you outside of your comfort zone. It can be scary; but it can also be really amazing. If you do not believe me, just look at how stunning a tree looks while it is in the process of “letting go” of its leaves! Your transformation can be just as beautiful 😊
Make a conscious decision today to shed what drains you, holds you back or does not serve you any longer.“Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!” (Steve Maraboli).
Have a GREAT weekend! Embrace whatever transformation journey you choose to experience!