“Seasons change – let them change” ~Sylvia Good
The squirrels have been more active the last week or so, and so have the school busses. I actually just saw leaves falling off of a tree today as well. The signs are immanent that summer is starting to wane.
I will not say it is coming to a close just yet, I’m not ready and there are still some great weeks of summer to yet be lived. I can, however, see the days are getting shorter. It reminds me that nothing lasts forever.
A while ago I heard Jim Rohn talk about the seasons of life. Winter, spring, summer, and fall are all displayed in nature as well as in our lives and businesses.
Knowing what season you are in is invaluable for many reasons.
First off, simply knowing that life has seasons and no season lasts forever gives you wonderful perspective. You are therefore able to label the season you are in and know what actions to take.
Springtime is full of new budding life.
Working your land, planting and weeding are important in springtime. Planning ahead and having a vision for what will be needed come fall and winter are important in the spring.
Summer is plentiful and easy.
It tans your skin and puts a whimsical smile on your face. Seasons of summer are meant to be enjoyed and reveled in. They are full and busy and bring joy and happy exhaustion. We all need summers and they do indeed come.
Fall is refreshment but also a time to gather.
Gather and store up, but also to step back and enjoy the grandeur of your life and breathe in the crisp newness of each new day. Stockpiling is done in the fall. Putting away extra reserve for the lean times.
Winters are hard, cold and they feel never-ending.
There is beauty in the winter as well, but it is different. It takes your breath away it is sharp and piercing like ice on bare skin. Lessons learned in the winter are never forgotten. Winters are times for reflection and introspection.
Winter then without fail always gives way to spring. The ice melts and the birds start to sing. Spring into summer and the cycle begins again.
Looking over my life thus far, I can now clearly see seasons. I am therefore constantly on the lookout for the seasons I am presently facing and it gives me great hope and peace.
Question: Have you ever thought about your life in seasons?