Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature’s peace will flow into you just as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you… while cares will drop off like leaves.
Well my friends, it’s almost the end of summer and I am hanging on to its vestiges with every fiber of my being. I know most of us are already thinking in terms of fall since school has started but alas, the Fall Equinox officially begins on in the Northern Hemisphere on September 22, 10:49 A.M. EDT. The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.” The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days of the year in which the Sun crosses the celestial equator. From here on out, the temperatures begin to drop and the days start to get shorter than the nights.
My Dad passed away on June 21st which was the first day of summer which was his favorite season so I guess moving into fall would be just another first to add to our collection. We’ve endured my parents’ first wedding anniversary without my Dad, my nephew’s & brother-in-law’s birthdays, my husband’s and my wedding anniversary, the first day back to school went by without his traditional call to ask how the day went and various holidays ~ July 4th, Labor Day have already been celebrated without his earthly presence.
I guess that’s where this all ties in together for seasons change…life changes…we are born, we live, we die…and then…? I won’t go into what happens next, because I am concentrating on the NOW…the PRESENT that we’ve been given.
My suggestion to you is to video tape your loved ones talking about something special…get their voices on tape…take pictures now while life is good because we only have today…we only have my Dad’s voice on the answering machines since he was always calling us. I am grateful that I kept his last few messages. My sister took a video of him when he was first put in the hospital, before he started to really go further downhill and it is one that I am ever grateful for because he sent me a message ~ one that I’ll forever cherish.
Which brings me to my passion ~ sending out love. What’s the legacy you’re leaving behind? If today was your last day, would your loved ones know how you feel? Would there be kind words left unsaid? I used to keep cards from my family that said something very special ~ you know, that note that said how proud of you they were and how much you are loved…those kinds…now I keep the last card sent from others because I’ve now found first hand how much it means to see a loved ones handwriting especially when it says something good. You see, we all need to feel loved and to feel special. An unexpected card in the mail, amidst the junk and bills, is a smile giver ~ telling someone now how you feel is a sure-fire way to not feel that there are words left unsaid. Sending a card with your heartfelt words gives a concrete, hand-held reminder of how you feel ~ one that will be cherished. And with SendOutCards you can even write it in your own handwriting, but from the comfort of your computer, in your pjs without leaving home!
Do you have 10 minutes and $1? Of course you do…now use it…be the change you want to see in your life, in your relationships…you can’t change others, but you most certainly can change yourself!
Don’t FALL back into the routine which you’ve know for years…
branch out, let your cares fall like the leaves
and blow the freshness of a new season into your life and into the lives of others!
I’ll help by getting you started…