Labor Day weekend has historically been considered the last weekend of summer. However, in many parts of the country the kids have already gone back to school and fall routines have already begun.
The fall season is one of my favorite times of year. We live on the Northern California coast so it’s when our summer weather actually begins. The light is beautiful and the beaches are warm. While people in other parts of the country are drinking pumpkin spiced lattes we are wearing swimsuits and heading for the ocean.
Just like seasons can’t be placed in a neat little box, neither can life. Life is fluid. It’s good to make plans and it’s good to create routines. However, it’s also important for us to be flexible. When that perfect beach weather pops up, my husband and I give ourselves permission to go and enjoy it even if it is a work night.
Last week, we were painfully reminded of how precious life is and what matters most while we witnessed Hurricane Harvey rip through Texas. The damage is devastating and it happened so quickly. While we take a moment to stop and pray for the people affected and figure out our own personal ways to help them, let’s also take a moment to be grateful for all of the blessings in our own lives.
Enjoy Your Labor Day
It’s important to work toward your goals. It’s also important to live a full life that you can look back on with a smile. We must have balance in our life. Time and missed memories are two things that we can never get back. Give yourself permission to be fluid and to stop and smell the roses in your day. I promise you won’t regret it.
Enjoy your Labor Day and have a fun, happy, productive, and balanced fall season!
Shared with love,