With but a few hours left of summer, I've been reflecting, thinking of what my life consists of and the things I'm still looking for. And I do feel blessed.
I paused on the side of the road last night, pulling over to get out of the car for a better view of the glory I had been glimpsing in my rearview mirror.
As a tribute to the fading season, Mother Nature brought out her full selection of watercolors to paint the sunset. One of those breathtaking sights-all the pastels of her pallette. Streaks of color in the wisps of clouds, layers of lavendars, blues, pinks, oranges, and every shade in between. It's times like these that the worries of the world take a back seat to the magnificence of her glory. As I watched the changes, subtle in their progress, a knowing came that this is.... change just is.... one season to the next, the sun and moon inching ever, across the sky as time moves continuously forward.
I wasn't ready to give up on summer, wasn't ready to move forward myself. I've been in a kind of limbo, hoping for time to just pause long enough to catch up. Which, of course, it doesn't-for anyone.
So, my goal today(aside from the everyday crap) is to begin to move forward, to set my path, plan my journey forward. Just take today-which isn't really summer or fall, to just be in the in-between. Pause and count my blessings, my harvest of my life. To honor the balance of light and dark, be thankful for the light, and learn and accept the lessons of the dark time of the year. It all has a purpose. The light for outward growth, the dark for inner growth. As each season progresses, our life moves forward and our primary responsiblilty in it is to grow, in knowledge and love.
So, on this in-between day, blessings to all.
~Thanks For Stopping By~