FALL IS IN THE AIR, A TIME FOR INTROSPECTION
Once more “fall” is in the air. I’m not certain I could adequately explain what that means for those who’ve never had the privilege of experiencing an autumn day in
Yes, fall is in the air—an intuitive sense of mortality that deepens our appreciation of the transitory nature of life and the transient-dearness of its deepest treasures. It is not the rows of figures totted up in our bank book that satisfies the core of our being. It’s that knowing glance, the intimate love of one’s soulmate, the trusting touch of a child’s hand as you help him across the thoroughfare, a neighbor’s kind smile, the heartwarming giggles of a child as she loses herself in play—a kiss, a hug, a wink, a laugh—all of the shared experiences that connect us as human beings.
So, fall is in the air. What will you do with this kind gift, this tender reminder to savor the moment, to drink fully and deeply from the well of life? There are as many answers as there are people reading this blog: for some, a letter or a phone call will be made to reconnect to a friend or loved one or just to express thanks to a parent or grand-parent, neighbor or friend. For some, it will be an abandoning of the niggling irritations that so easily beset the human spirit and overly complicate our lives. For some, it will be quiet meditation and heartfelt thanksgiving. For some, less time will be spent in the office and more at the family dinner table. Whatever your personal prescription, I challenge you to soak up the view on life’s journey, to take the time to meaningfully connect to all of the wonderful people in your life. Take time to be joyful.
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