By all these lovely tokens September days are here...*
~Helen Hunt Jackson
I am delighted beyond words to welcome September! It is absolutely, without a doubt, my favorite month of the year, any year! And, contrary to the popular song "Rainy days and Mondays (always get me down)" the fact that the month - this year - begins on an holiday Monday is a triple treat!
The beginning of most months brings not only a time to turn the calendar page but also:
- a fresh restart;
- a time to look both backwards and forwards as well as to embrace the present;
- a review and reordering of lists : things to do, places to go, people to see, projects to start, finish, revive and even abandon.
September brings not only the above, but new opportunities to learn and try something new or recommit to something old or not quite mastered. And also a reconnection to one of my most favorite activities: documenting the lessons I learn each day. Learn Something New Everyday offered by Shimelle. My friend Kathy andI have been doing this class, for easily 5-6 years; this year, our friend Laura is joining us.
Laura and I are also participating in Patti Digh's Project 137: A 137-day journey into mindful living. A pilgrimage into meaning. A community live-a-palooza to love well, live fully, let go deeply, and make a difference. I started last year and unfortunately, about a month into the program, broke my write hand. This year, I am hopeful that there won't be a repeat of that experience.
What I like best about both these activities is the journaling and reflection about me, my story - my 2014 word. What it is; where it is; how I am living it. I found it quite interesting that Ali Edwards' September One Little Word focus is to review our intentions and actions and journal our reflections.
Even though Septemebr ushers in a new beginning, a new season, it is also - for me - a time to reconnect with the essence of me! To express that connection creatively. To live, document and tell my story.
What does September hold for you?
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