The trees are so beautiful that sometimes they overwhelm me. But I remember a time when I chose not to see them. When I was young, my parents would point out the trees as we drove through the country. Why would I care about those old trees and their falling leaves? But now I see the trees and I want everyone to notice how beautiful they are (just ask my kids). When we are surrounded by beauty and we notice and acknowledge, it takes us to a higher place. Not only does it feel good, but we can easier access the beauty inside of us.
The trees let go of their leaves so they can get quiet and still and begin again. We accept this in trees, but do we acknowledge this in ourselves? Do we let go of what we no longer need or what no longer serves us? Too often we hold on fearing that nothing new will come. But something new always comes, that’s the cycle of life. Trees don’t worry whether or not their leaves will come back – they let them go and trust they will grow and thrive another season. Letting go of what you no longer need is part of growth, and letting go creates space for new things. I hope you all enjoy this beautiful fall season in all of its beauty.
Keeping it real...some thing that I have been trying to do lately is that. Trying to find a way to still be myself when nothing is about me anymore. Struggles are so great for everyone and I am sure you have a long list as well. Not everyone is going to have the same challenges in life and sometimes the things that bother us the most are things that do not show up in our photo's. Invisible to others but they continue to eat at our souls until we have resolved them. So this is me , on a day that was nice. It is easy to post a photo after we have done our hair and picked out the perfect clothes, but on this day I did none of the above. I don't live near the ocean. I live on a small street in a small town in Missouri. In a small house. So my outlook is starting to change. Keeping it real. Wearing my sweatpants when I want. Brushing my hair less, maybe even cleaning less. Keeping it all together on the inside is much easier for me when I am not trying to keep it all together on the outside. I love gardening and am going to make this the best season ever, all while making a mess, lol. I read once, that one of your goals should be that when you have people over to your house, they should leave feeling better about themselves, not feeling better about you. And that totally meant why do I spend 4 hours cleaning when I know someone is coming by for 5 minutes? I must be crazy. So here I go, off to work and all the while ...keeping it so real people will be wondering all day what the heck is wrong with me :) and if your feeling the same way.... take the challenge and start just being you :)