It’s been said that in order for yourself to become better as an individual, you always need to evaluate. I think this is especially easy to do during the Autumn season. It is one of the most natural times of year to evaluate. After all, it is the end of something. And nothing is more evident, as you watch all of the plants end their life cycle; the leaves begin to change…. and you have the sense of the END lingering in the air.
Summer’s lively energy beats like a drum with so much happening all the time. It usually becomes a struggle trying to fit in everything that you can possibly do. And of course, you have to do EVERYTHING because you don’t want to miss out on anything. As you can tell, FOMO seems to have control over me!
But that’s how it goes. The sunsets go faster as the days get shorter and precursed notions float through the brain like the rolling clouds passing through a tumultuous fall sky. Sometimes the questions outweigh the answers as we feel the need to rush to make sure we’re living life as full as we can.
“Did I accomplish everything I wanted to this summer?”
“Is there anything I wish I could’ve done more of?”
“Did I really maximize my summer exposure to the beauty of the environment surrounding me?”
When seasons change, I tend to question my performance. Harvest time has come. Has it been bountiful, or did too many weeds grow and choke out my crop this season? Thought like this, though it is beneficial, can be exhausting.
Maybe it’s time to shift gears. What if we thought about those things that defined the summer? You know – those moments were you felt like you were LIVING completely. Think of it like a Greatest Hits album for your life in the Summer of ’13. What did it sound like? What was going on? Who was with you?
I thought about this, and it seems like it doesn’t matter so much what you were doing; it was who you were with. Spending those little moments simply being with those people you love was LIVING. Those were the moments. These are the days of our lives.
Though the magic energy of summer dwindles into history for another year, we go on holding on to our memories like precious jewels. But the memories aren’t anything in themselves. Rather, the people that we were with at those times are the jewels. Love is where the true value lies.
Now that is a wealth worth maximizing – regardless of the season.
Congrats to some of our new boat buyers this season! We hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends!