On one hand, I am ready for the cool, crisp Fall weather as I do not feel well in the heat and humidity. This summer was a hot one even for CT! Whew! The crazy weather fluctuations had me lying flat out in my dark bat cave with AC and not popping outside until the evenings. Bummer. On the other hand, I am not quite ready to let go of summer because I secretly wish for a "do-over". Many of my plans of people to see, places to go, and things to do sat on a dusty shelf. Life had other plans...
For me, I desire to be intentional about stepping into a new season, and I don't mean just Fall. I want to be intentional about stepping into a new season of deeper faith, more trust, and an increased surrender to God who knows what is best for me and my family. Stepping into an attitude of grattitude under all circumstances will take courage. I want to prepare myself for this process of "stepping in" by trusting and "letting go". May God grant me his glorious grace.
So as we all step into a new season of our lives, I will leave you with these words and reflections from an author, John McQuiston II, in his book, "Always We Begin Again, The Benedictine Way of Living".
"This is the gift we have been granted---the potential to experience all that comes to us in this life
In complete confidence, love, and joy;
To have the courage and strength
To put aside fear and despair;
And to live each day
In unquestioning trust in the divine providence
Which has brought us into being."