When September Ends…

Much like Green Day I wanted someone to wake me up when September ended. It wasn’t a terrible month by any stretch, but it definitely wasn’t the best month on record.

Photo courtesy of constantcontact.com
Photo courtesy of constantcontact.com

October begins anew today, and with that it feels like a turning of the page in life. It feels like when you walk out your door on the first crisp fall morning (for all you Southerners will understand) and you come alive.

The mess and ugliness of September is gone. Today starts anew, and with it the hope of renewal…the joy of a new season of life. That more than anything excites me. The choice to turn that page is hard, to allow the ugliness to slip away and joy to fill my life again is difficult when you’ve only been dwelling on the bad or the one area.

I’m not saying a new month washes all that September brought away. But October’s arrival allows me to put off what September packed on. It allows me the refreshing vision of what I carried in September and unload it before venturing onward. It gives me the opportunity to choose what I put on to continue this single journey.

For that, thankfulness abounds. Joy invigorates. A heart is overwhelmed. Life is renewed. 

Since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

Colossians 3:9-10 (NIV)

2 thoughts on “When September Ends…

  1. Sara, your idea of having a refreshed vision of a month gone by and the ability to ‘unload it before venturing on’ spoke right to me! I agree we do have the opportunity to choose what we put on for our journey. Happy travels!

    1. Rebekah,
      Thank you so much! It’s hard to remember that in the middle of the month, but after a wild September of stress and strain…it was a breath of fresh air to see the calendar move.

      Keep up the blogging as well, I popped over and checked yours out! Good stuff!

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