The Ever Changing Seasons of Life
If you have been listening to the Wisdom-Trek podcast over the past couple of weeks, you know that Paula and I have made the decision to sell our home in Charlotte and move back full time to The Big House in Marietta, Ohio. This was a significant decision for us since we enjoyed our home there and had many friends and an established routine there.
After analyzing the strong housing market in the Charlotte area and measuring that against some of our life goals from a financial perspective, we felt that it was a prudent time to make the move now. Also, since we were traveling between the two locations frequently for client work and other responsibilities, it was difficult at times to maximize our time at either location.
The details came together much faster than we anticipated, and in less than two weeks of making the final decision, we have moved and will be permanently residing at The Big House, God willing for the remainder of our natural lives. This is yet another example of the ever-changing seasons of life.
The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 3:1, “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” We are excited about moving back at the beginning of the fall season. While we enjoy all seasons, fall holds a special meaning for us, in that it was when we first met and started dating. We love the trees changing colors, and the crisp fall air. For me growing up, it was the busiest time of year, because it was apple picking time, which was a lot of hard work, but one where we spent most days outside.
This year I will be able to continually look out the large windows of our newly renovated office and watch the leaves on the large maple and oak trees change from green to bright yellow, orange and red before finally falling off. It is then “the leaf harvest” will commence.
So as one season of life is ending and we morph into a new one I am reminded of what Dr. Suess once said, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
How about you? Are you welcoming the ever changing seasons of life with open arms? Yes, fall will eventually turn to the cold of winter with its ice and snow, but instead of dreading it, enjoy its beauty.
Embrace whatever season of life you are currently in today, enjoy it, and always be preparing for your next season. For as surely and night follows day, the seasons of life will continue on throughout your life. If you prepare properly, every season can be enjoyable.