Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend–truly marking the end of the summer. The seasons here seem as much divided by the awareness of the sunrise and sunset as by the color of the foliage.
This summer was the hottest in history. And it also brought us incredible, unexpected change. I know we all have pivotal moments in life, but I can only identify a few in mine. Maybe with age we seek consistency and stability, and facing down the uncertain brings a sort of necessary discomfort. It forces us to act, to decide. It gives us the opportunity to have faith and to be brave.
A few months ago (while still in the middle of the heat wave), I saw this in an unexpected place:
The more you avoid change, the more you hinder the process of growth in your life.
So growth stems from change, as necessary as the seasons cycle from warmth to cold, from color to color, from sunset to sunrise.
So, welcome cooler days and longer nights. We’ll put away another season and welcome the possibilities of the next.