Monica J. Griffith

Note to Self 081813

We are rounding down summer, a time to prepare for children returning to school, the coming of fall and another change of seasons. I find this is a good time to reflect, to look back on where we have come from, what course corrections are needed to take us further on our life’s journey.

How has your year reflected your life’s goals? Are you moving toward the life you’d love to live? Take a moment and really look. Is it time to turn it up a notch or dial it back to become more successful? It’s okay, either way! Remember, it’s YOUR goal and you have the power to choose your direction and focus.

What has been your focus for the last few months? Sometimes, it’s simply recovering from vacations, summer breaks, keeping children occupied and now, perhaps, sending someone off to college! Coming up might be rearranging schedules, adding school functions and homework to your evening mix.

Breathe…sometimes this is when the word ‘overwhelmed’ comes tumbling off your tongue!
Whether it was a ‘best laid plan’ for the summer that has drifted into oblivion or those upcoming menial tasks that pull you down, it seems to drain all your energy – leaving you with only ‘overwhelmed’.

Life is a journey … it is an uncompleted series of events that, like a fall garden, needs continuing observation and consistent tending – watchful for weeds that spring up to take the last of your fragrant flowers or hearty vegetables down the path of overgrown weeds. The fruits of your labor are precious – just as the journey of your life.

Breathe…set aside the ‘overwhelm’ for just a moment and look. Look deep inside…where have you been…where are you going…what is one small, sweet step you are willing to take today to celebrate the journey of your life in this moment?