I decided to write about the seasons of life this week because I believe everyone could use some encouragement.
Wherever you're at, there's a reason for the season.
If you think about it, we all go through many different seasons of life. It could be the season of summer filled with outdoor baseball games, tailgates, picnics, pool days, sunshine and time spent relaxing with family or it could be a season of trials filled with anguish, sorrow, grief, and hardships.
It's difficult to find the joy in a season when we're constantly wishing it away.
While this might not be your favorite season, there's definitely some good to take away from it. Now I realize I'm dishing out a spirit of seeing the glass half full, but I do believe that if our mindset is stuck in dreaming of the future or contemplating the past, we miss out on the potential of the season we're in.
While I was in a yoga class this week, it occurred to me that my focus is stuck in the future. How ironic! I was supposed to be meditating and at peace with myself meanwhile, I couldn't stop running through the list of all the tasks I needed to accomplish once I got home.
In the same way that I limited the potential of my yogi-ness, I think we can limit our ability to be present in the current season of our life. A recent conversation with a friend.... "Don't waste away your summer!" and for some reason this year it really hit home with me.
Every day this summer I have a chance to interact with people and make an impact. It's my choice whether I'm going to spread joy and make this time meaningful, or whether I'm just going to go through the motions and let this summer blur away.
Simple moments can lead to great things.
So don't wish away your current season of life, but try to find the purpose for where you're at. Life is too short to wish it away.