“A Time for Renewal”
So last month I talked about not being afraid and facing your fears. I shared that I had I was going on a trip to see a friend of mine in California. Well I did it. The confidence that I felt once I arrived in CA was amazing. I could stay focused and enjoyed the beautiful scenery all around me as I was driving to her house. I had minimal anxiety if anything I was a little nervous but it was completely manageable. I can’t even explain the confidence I felt the whole weekend. I stayed clear on what my mission was and that was to see my friend. I came back from the trip feeling renewed and excited and so grateful that I went on this trip.
So it is perfect timing with Fall being upon us now and that this season is considered time for change. It is my favorite time of year and I think most people love this time of year. It is so beautiful with the leaves changing color and the cool crisp air. And who can’t resist the mums and pumpkins and let’s not forget all of the pumpkin flavored goodies!! Tastykake came out with these pumpkin cinnamon donuts yum!!
Fall gives all of us an opportunity to move forward with the things that have been keeping us stuck. It is time to stop making excuses for our unhappiness or challenges in our lives. Why wait until the new year when this is the perfect time of year to embrace how you truly want to feel and to live. I really do understand the concept of being stuck and that it can seem impossible to believe that you will feel differently but you will. It is all a process. It is about deciding to live your life in a way that creates happiness, peace and balance.
I like the idea of it being a time of renewal. A time to recommit to the things in our lives that we have either neglected or ignored for too long. With renewal comes hope. Hope that things can be better with a renewed faith in ourselves and our lives. What trips most of us up is our need to make others happy first in our lives. We worry too much about how others will respond or if we will have the support we need instead of just saying “This is about ME”. I often talk about the importance of creating the balance we so much seek in our lives.
Renewal can be about restoring our friendships and family relationships, reestablishing ourselves in the community or at work, recovering from addictions that we may have to drugs, alcohol, gambling etc., and becoming “new” again. It is a rebirth in ourselves and saying, “I matter”. We may have lost our way but we can find our way back if only we believed enough in ourselves and our abilities. Take the time to enjoy all that is around you and to renew all those things that are important to you and make you who you are.