Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose upsides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow. – Tony Schwartz
Fall, what a beautiful season of change. I love when the trees change colors from green to vibrant scarlet, rust, and gold. Where I live in Southern Utah our seasons change, but at different times of the year than other states. Growing up in Salt Lake, the Fall leaves fell in time for Halloween. I vividly remember crunching the leaves with my feet while walking from one house to the next on Halloween night. When I moved to Southern Utah for college- I noticed the leaves fell in December! I miss seeing the dynamic change of leaf colors in the early Fall. I want my kids to enjoy the crunching of leaves on Halloween night as I did. Then again, there were some years I wore a snowsuit under my Halloween costume… maybe I don’t want those Fall nights for my kids?
But I digress, Fall is a beautiful season of the year. I once heard the saying: “Fall is God’s final encore of the year” do you agree? What does Fall mean to you? Our designer created this little graphic that pretty much sums up how I feel about Fall.
Fall could mean hoodies and comfy pants. Toasty soups and comfort foods. Pumpkin-flavored desserts. Oh- and let’s not forget a girl can take a break from shaving the legs! Yahoo! 😉
Besides enjoying the beauty of the season, Autumn can also teach us something.
The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go.
How to Let Go:
Today I encourage each of us to examine our lives closely and let something old go. Take in the beauty that is your life and look closely at the items in your home that you love. And then find something you haven’t used in a long time. Perhaps, it’s examining the closet that is busting of extra clothing. Or the toy box that has broken, old or mismatched toys. Summon the courage, energy, and dive into the process of letting something go.
If your home is anti-clutter (I need to know your secret!) there can also be something in your life that is not physical that could be cluttering your life emotionally. If something or an event immediately comes to mind, take a moment and write it down. How long ago did this event happen? Days, weeks, months, or years? It can be easy to get offended and get our feelings hurt. I hope you can eventually work through that moment of pain and choose to work through it and let it go. That event or moment in your life is holding you down! Holding you back from feeling free. Let that moment go. Allow yourself the opportunity to feel liberated, to be healed and to move forward.
Fall is a beautiful season. The vibrant and colorful leaves flourish as the last celebration before letting go. Examine your life and the beauty around you then do as Autumn does and let go of something.
You can do it!