It’s a new month today! It is said that this month comes in “roaring like a lion and goes out like a lamb”, have you ever heard this phrase before? I have but had not thought of it in awhile so I looked it up. It means that March comes in with Winter still going strong but when the month ends Spring is upon us. As I am waking up to a spectacular sunrise over a whole bunch of mountain peaks in very cold temperatures, I am reminded of this.
And it has me thinking about how we approach life sometimes. How there are seasons where we are going all out, chasing our dreams and goals, making strides in our relationships or businesses, pursuing the hard things. I see this as roaring like a lion. And then there are the times when we are more laid back, going with the flow, enjoying the fruits of our labor, I see this as the lamb season.
These thoughts do not have to apply to literal seasons such as Winter and Spring but also as the seasons of our lives. Where are you right now? Are you in pursuit of your desires? Are you hustling; chasing those dreams? Making changes? Or are you enjoying the work you have done and are more relaxed? Playing more than working? Taking more time to rest?
Just like the seasons change and each brings something new to wonder and marvel at, we too have seasons in our relationships, bodies, employment, parenting, etc. We are never standing still. We are not the same next year as we are today.
Waking up to this incredible view this morning, I am in awe. I wish the above picture could do the majesty justice. But is hard to capture something that is meant for the eye to see standing in front of it. It reminds me of how small and tiny I am in this big huge world. How I am just one person. But also how each of us have something unique and special to bring to this life. We may be tiny but we are not insignificant.
No matter what season you may be in your life journey, appreciate where you are. Look around you and find some beauty. Sometimes you will be given the gift to wake up and see the wonder that is this life; enjoy it! Marvel at it. Take it in and let the seasons of this life grow you into who you were meant to be.
Whether you are roaring or relaxing, see the beauty. Find the joy. The best you is the one who knows how valuable you are and who shares that with others. The one that stands in moments of awe and majesty and is grateful to be alive. Who sees all the hard, tough, brutal seasons as the winter of this journey; believing and knowing that spring is on it’s way.
Are you standing in front of something so spectacular that you are in awe? Please share!