May you have an opportunity this week to consider what you value in this season.
Whether we’re talking the calendar season, or your specific life season — each season has its own rhythm and speed, its own milestones, its own joys and its own limitations.
Maybe this is a season of sand and cereal underfoot for you, or maybe it’s late-night dinners and long conversations as the sun sets. (I have vague memories of that being a season?)
Maybe it’s a season for road trips, or a season for card games at home and cold-pressed coffee with the neighbors.
Or maybe it’s a difficult season, one of illness or hardship or loss, one where things are falling apart. If you’re in a season like that, may you be given strength to rise up and meet the day, every day, until the days demand less and offer more.
Sometimes all we can do is choose what to focus on, and how we respond. Sometimes that’s enough.
Whatever season you’re in, may there be space for reflection. May there be a chance to ask yourself:
What matters most right now?
What do I value most right now, in this time, at this place, with these people?
Is it truth, beauty, simplicity? Relationship, connection, compassion? Creativity? Curiosity? Contentment? Transparency? Endurance? Faithfulness? Courage? Rest?
You don’t have to choose them all.
One. Two. A very small handful. And then let those values guide your schedule, your “yes” and your “no,” your priorities and decisions.
How do you want to remember this season of your life?
When you look back, what will you feel, what will you think, what will you say, about this time?
Now look around, today.
Our nothing-special, all-the-time moments add up to be our days — which add up to be our seasons, which add up to be our lives.
May you live this next moment the way you want to remember it.
May it be steeped in what you value, may it be filled with intention. And may the next one be like it.