Monica J. Griffith

Monthly Archives: September 2013

Summer leaves fall 092913

Oh it’s that wonderful time of year when Mother Earth slows for just a moment to show-off her radiance! The green leaves of summer, which shielded us from the glaring sun, now resemble a box of crayons from childhood. Our gentle giants no longer have colors of mountain meadow or jungle green, rather they boast tips of sunset orange and crisp magenta and goldenrod and orange red. The worn trunks desperate attempt to hold-fast to the grandeur of color is virtually impossible. The once pliable leaves that held-fast in the summer breeze and cupped the gentle rains of summer have become brittle and crumbly. As the blustery winds of autumn carry the tree’s dressing to earth’s floor, all that remains are elongated structures raising ever reaching boughs – open to and welcoming the change of seasons that is upon them.
I like to take pause, during this transition from summer into autumn. Pause, as do the leaves before they fall to earth’s floor; a moment to reflect on the blessings and joys of a summer now past; an unhurried time to breathe in the cool crisp air and refresh my soul; a time to anticipate what is to come; somethings unknown – many yet unplanned.
It is a wonderful time of year when Mother Earth slows for just a moment – – – as shall I.

Someone to listen

This is one of the most interesting aspects of being a Coach. I do not give advice; I do not presume to have the answers. YOU have all your own answers! Yes! You do! And, sometimes you simply need someone who will listen to you as you muddle through all the answers; someone who will ask you the questions you need to answer and listen until you find the answer that is there all along; someone who will not judge – rather will ask: Have you had enough? How has that been working for you? Is that the truth?
What would it be like to have someone who will support you in a safe environment as you search within? Do you need someone to listen? I’m here……….

Perfect Ride

I love trains! When I ride a train, I am taken back to a simpler time, one with an effortless melodic rhythm that gives me the experience that all is right in the world. How often has your experience been one of the soothing rocking of the train…rolling along the countryside…destination planned by the track on which you ride? Well planned, with the track switches happening at the exact moment to maintain your destination at the exact interval needed to avoid collision or derailment? If yours is that perfect ride – then I applaud you! For most, in our life’s journey, we head out of the station in the right car, on the right track and then…somewhere in our journey – the conductor comes through with the news that the engineer has lost his way! The whistle blows and sometimes, the brakes engage with a screeching sound that causes us to wake-up and take notice! Our ride could be slowed to a complete stop – or – could be moving forward (or back) at break-neck speed. It is up to you to take over the job of engineer…to take control of your ride. Many of us are ill-equipped do this – we need the conductor to support our journey and support us along the way. Is your ride in jeopardy or going off-course? If so, reach out to someone who can help you get back on track. Life can be a delightful journey…I love trains!