There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven.
A time to run and a time to be completely lazy.
A time to eat your greens and a time to sit with your spoon in the peanut butter jar.
A time to be so excited about life you can hardly stand it and a time to barely care.
A time to exercise self-control and a time to go for that second piece of cake.
A time to feel the wind in your hair and a time to feel the toque on your shaved head.
A time to watch informative documentaries and a time to lose yourself in the magical world of Pixie Hollow.
Yes, nothing lasts forever and life constantly changes.
On our walks lately the change of seasons is becoming increasingly evident and so is the changing season of my life. Since I have been sick, I have not been running and you know what? I am still alive and happy. I used to think I really needed my running to be happy, it was something that I really, really enjoyed this past summer. Now that it is colder out, I am quite enjoying staying inside, reading stories to the girls and just being. It is such a different feeling.
I am still doing a lot of yoga and we are all going for walks all together as a family. I am shocked to say that I think I am going to take a break from running. It’s not forever, I know that it is still something that I love, but there is something about Fall that makes me feel like turning inward and spending more time with the family.
There is nothing like running outside on a gorgeous summer day, taking in all the green. Now that there is no green, I just don’t get the same feeling from it. Yoga is what beckons me this Fall season.
Lately I am feeling such a need to spend time with my little ones too, probably because one little one just turned 6!
I still picture her like this.
When did this happen?
Life is constantly changing and we are all constantly going through different seasons in our lives, lately mine has been taking it easy and not being so serious. Sometimes I am way too serious, but being sick and having to relax has made me see a different side of life. I am learning that dishes can wait, but the moments that are constantly passing by have to be embraced.
Walking into the kitchen and finding a cinnamon and almond extract covered 2-year old, will not last forever. The claw that Autumn plays piano with will not last forever. The sweet sound of “momma”, won’t be heard forever. Afternoons spent dancing to Strawberry Shortcake, won’t last forever. They are all just passing seasons and I don’t want to miss them.
My message for you is this, enjoy where you are on the way to where you are going. Seasons constantly change. Embrace all of life, no matter what season you find yourself in. Nothing lasts forever.
Good advice. I think I’ll take it. . .