Rise Each Fall
I love fall. Every last bit of it.
Eye-popping red trees. Hot cups of tea. Pumpkin everything. Down comforters.
Even the brisk air that smells of decaying leaves and foliage. To me, it’s a time of year that brings comfort and all things good.
The new school year brings the family home to gather for the evenings & weekends, and on the nights when I’m home alone, you can bet I’ll be curled up with a book and cup of tea– Pandora softly playing, and the smell of candles filling the room. It’s a time to pause and reset. Every autumn, my husband and I sneak away for a weekend to take it all in. We travel to our favorite spot– beyond the WiFi and cell-towers. I read aloud while he drives, pausing to discuss things along the way. As soon as we arrive, he lights a fire while I pour the wine.
We camp out on the couch (pulled up close to the fire), surrounded by books and things we can’t find time for at home. We set them aside every once-in-a-while to daydream aloud and share whatever is on our minds–fully enjoying each other’s company. Rare indulgence.
Throughout the weekend we discuss and pray over our goals as a couple, individuals, and for our businesses. When we need a break, we crunch through the leaves in the woods, praying our dogs don’t encounter a skunk running ahead of us. We savor sleeping in, and the first one awake runs downstairs to bring two steaming cups of coffee back into bed. Pure bliss. When was the last time you took a time-out to rejuvenate? All living things need attention in order to thrive, and will deteriorate if left unattended. Relationships Passions Businesses Souls Clients often tell me they’re bored…with their spouse, their job, their life. They say they envy what someone else has.
They think the grass is greener on the other side, but the reality is, the grass is greener where it’s watered.
What are you watering? Nurturing? Setting aside time to get intentional about? Pull out your calendar and look at the next 4-8 weeks. Find some time that you can block out, before the hecticness of the holidays kick in, and make a date with your future self.
Write it in ink in your schedule.
Appreciate what you have.
Notice what’s going well.
Allow yourself to dream.
Soak it all in.
…Can you smell the pumpkin spice?
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