I don’t know what wakes me up this time of year. Maybe the trip to North Carolina and being jump started by the vivid colors of fall leaves. Perhaps the October winds bring an exciting edge to living–that blast of cool air amid swirling leaves. At any rate, I am definitely perked up and alive; my antennas are up and responsive!
Color has long affected my moods. Just as cool blues and earthy greens calm one’s senses, vivid color awakens us. I have used color to start the creative process; although, I am better at distracting myself than finding that “sweet spot” when creation starts.
At any rate, there is something about a change of season that brings new beginnings and expectations. I believe that this is a normal phenomenon that we tend to overlook with the busyness of day to day life.
Let us start this day with reviewing our many blessings and kindnesses that we have received this year. I know my list is long, starting as always with loved ones, family, and friends–there is nothing more precious to us.
So, embrace this and the coming Winter season. Look forward to loving each day that comes, and loving yourself. Remember, if you don’t put yourself first, no one will!
Please enjoy this poem from my latest effort, Embracing Your Inner Cheerleader, which speaks to women regarding their inner awakenings!