September Nights

September nights.  Aren’t they fabulous?  The cool crisp air is nature’s way of reminding us that a new season is approaching.  It’s nice to experience these nights after many hot summer nights, and it gives the morning air an entirely different smell.  Did you ever notice that?

Just from the smell of the air, my brain tells me it is time to do different things.  Pick apples.  Start cooking in my oven again.  Look for the leaves changing their colors on my runs.  My focus just totally shifts, all because the smell of the air.  It’s mystifying really.

The smell dictates the activities that I desire to fulfill.  It’s like it completely takes my thoughts captive, and I have no control over them any longer.  I should be wanting to soak in as much sun as possible on these nice September days, but instead, I want to spend the time in my kitchen again, cooking up some September meals.  Apple pork chops are my favorite!

Am I the only one who feels this way?  When September hits I am ready for a change.  I am ready to turn from my BBQ grill and start using my oven again.  I am finished laying pool side with cold drinks.  I can’t wait to run in the evenings with long sleeves.  Even as crazy as it may sound, I am totally ready to head back to school.  The smell of the air tells my body that it is time to move forward.  A new season is approaching and I am OK with this.

How many of us aren’t ready for the new seasons in our lives?  How many of us try to strangle the life out of the season we are in, even though as creatures of earth, the world is signifying to us that it is time to change.  You see it everywhere.  My husband is the funniest.  I still can’t get him into any other pair of jeans that the classical Levi 501s.  I love them on him, but there are many great denims in the world, but he will not let his season of wearing 501s ever change.

That is just a simple example, but there are some people who haven’t changed their hairstyle since the day they graduated high school.  Some people just grip the living daylights out of the stage they are in and refuse to change.  Unfortunately, life is all about change.  Styles change…even though my husband is refusing change. Relationships change.  Work changes.  Everything changes, and we have to let the changes happen and adjust ourselves to these changes.  Taking a positive approach helps with change.  Find the good in changes, because there is always a positive in every situation.

I’m a huge Eckhart Tolle fan and I love how he describes change! “Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”

Embrace the changes in your life that come with the wonderful month of September.  I know something new IS going to emerge for each and every one of us! It’s time to love life and realize it’s time to change.  Like it or not, the smell is in the air!  It’s time!  Something wonderful is in store for you! Enjoy!