Welcome to 31 days: Embracing Every Part
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Day 18: Embracing time (or lack thereof)
Day 17: Embracing the unexpected
Day 4 and 5 (oops and 6): Embracing interruptions
Day 3: Embracing flight- the emptier nest
Autumn, my favorite time of year. As the light slows down and the twilight lingers, there is a sense of new beginnings, a switch from the carefree days of summer to the busy start to a new season. A new season filled with promise and hope of what is to come, what will spring forth in just a few seasons more. But before that, our season of shedding must proceed. Some of what is old and past it’s prime, approaches the end of its life cycle.
Autumn, the harvest time, time to gather what we have carefully planted and to discard what is no longer needed for growth. Time for perspective, acceptance of what is past and then, appreciation for the present and anticipation of the future. Time to embrace it all and embrace all of ourselves in the time and place God has us.
Our lives are made up of many parts, many of them moving and shifting, like long shadows cast in fall afternoon. As busy women, we sometimes get caught up in focusing on just a few while the others lie dormant, waiting for some attention, some tending. Yes, at times this is part of the plan, all we can handle if you will.
With the next 31 days I want to say hello to the many parts that define our lives, to wake up the sleepy, to acknowledge all that we are… To EMBRACE every part.
So pull up a comfy chair, pour a cup of tea, and please join me as I seek to embrace every part. Every. Part.
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” -L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables