October represents change to me. The colors of fall are infectious as I watch the dramatic changing of leaves. Pumpkin patches glow in the fields, and apple trees sparkle as they wait to be picked. Sunsets become works of art. A new and invigorating energy seems to grip the air. Everything about fall and the change of seasons brings a new fresh energy to my life.
It is fascinating to watch how nature deals with change so effortlessly. If only it were the same for us. Nature moves without a push back—it simply adjusts and makes the necessary next move. I am amazed at the order of the universe—how complexity and simplicity work together to deliver exactly what is needed for the planet.
October is also a month of reflection and reminders. As I look through my picture of memories, fall reminds me to “take nothing for granted.’’ It also reminds me that there is a power in play that is so much bigger than me. The electric feeling in the air reminds me to pay attention to the miracles that take place every day. When I look for them I can see them, but I do have to look for them.
As fall moves into its fullness, the most important reminder comes to mind—that it’s time to let go of what I am holding onto that is not working. It’s so easy to find comfort in a rut and to follow a road too traveled, but now it’s time to let it go and let new energy in. My reflection on the next year begins with the coming of fall.
Now is the time to take my own inventory, to examine and re-examine my behaviors and focus on the changes I need to make to move, grow, and improve for the coming year. One day at a time.
In peace, love and laughter,
Joe Dunne, Publisher