Friday, September 07, 2012
I started today focusing on what hadn't happened in the past few weeks...the things I had eaten over the long weekend, the exercise I hadn't done, the weight I hadn't lost, the activities that would be harder for me to do this fall because of that. Ever thought was what hadn't been done. Do you ever find yourself there in that negative mode where all you can see is what you haven't done? I'm not sure why I started the day that way because I tend to view the glass as half full rather than empty. Maybe it's because the house is so quiet now that our son is back at the university....and I am missing summer and not yet into a new routine.I do need a new beginning and Fall is really the best time for one - everything, all around us is changing. And it's time to embrace fall and the changes it will bring. Just think about what the start of the school year means to a first grader - the past may be put behind as new and sometime uncomfortable (difficult) challenges are faced. And just like that first grader, I need to face up to the changes that need to be made with the optimism that I can meet the challenges. So here's to fall! May it's bright blue skies encourage me to face the challenges of the next 12 weeks to make the changes that are needed. And just like that first grader, may I find happiness in the little successes of each day. I hope that each time I noitce that leaves are changing here or I see geese in formation flying south that I will remember that fall needs to be a season of positive changes for me, too.