Let’s face it, Fall really begins in earnest tomorrow. Though the calendar says we are well on our way, it’s not until October that change really begins. And change is not bad, it’s just…different.
Fall might be the biggest season of change, especially when there is a day which brings about a hint of winter and the hibernation to come, so the goal is to be aware of what’s right in front of you – the beauty of change all around you. Embrace that change in season, in color, in the weather and do the same with change in your life, whether it be today, or tomorrow. Change is inevitable, growth is optional. And if you’re not growing, you’re not going…anywhere special.
Around these parts, October will be special, at least for about a week and we hope well beyond, as the Orioles, for the second time in two years, find themselves in the playoffs… though this year without the shock and awe of a 15-year post-season drought, but instead with an edge that comes from consistently winning, an attitude of confidence and heightened expectation of much more to come. If Orange is the new black, then the hope is the birds get back-in-black and back to the World Series.
Change. The coming month signals the warm-up to the warmest time of the year – a renewed sense of family and fellowship as we (and the retailers) start to think about the coming holiday season, it seems far off, until it’s at your doorstep. Time running at break-neck speed during what should be a season to coast. But Mother Nature has other ideas. She brings October in with a burst of color – leaves of red, brown, green, and yellow — until she suddenly leaves, turning a cold eye like a woman scorned and we’re left to huddle up and face the change from another visitor – Old Man winter.
October is calling. This time last year October came calling and a change happened for myself and my family, as the book, It Takes 2. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse’s Story, became a #1 Best-Seller on Amazon, a change in our lives which still resonates today.
October is calling. Heed the call. Get in the game – embrace the change – it’s up to you.
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.
Mark Brodinsky, Author, Blogger, Financial Services
The #1 Amazon Best-Seller: It Takes 2. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse’s Story