“When the now seems bleak, look forward to ‘what can be’ and ‘will be’ with excitement to escape.” – This Scribbler Mum
It really is here.
The leaves are changing… falling. The sun sets earlier and the moon stays for longer. The sky is more grey than blue. The air is getting colder and colder… and the list just goes on and on.
Yes, you guessed it right. I’m not too keen on the summery weather ending and the winter cold coming. It’s like, as the days get darker, my mood likes to follow suit.
When I started this positivity series, it was at the start of summer – when I was very excited and happy about the bright sunny weather. It inspired me to think more positively. Now that autumn is here, as I feel the air change, I also feel my mood change into something less vibrant… and that’s not a good thing.
I realized, I am letting my positivity series down because I’m letting the change of seasons dictate whether I should feel happy or sad. I mean, the whole point of this series is to give yourself a small dose of positivity to counteract negativity, right? If there’s a time when I should practice this more, it’s now.
And so today, as I finally accept that this year’s summer is over, I think it’s only fitting to pick what I was feeling at the start of summer as my ‘Today, I am’ word…
Today, I am – excited.
Even though I don’t like having to wear thick, heavy coats, I am excited about the upcoming holidays. I am excited about Halloween as it is another excuse for me to bake more. I am excited about what my little girls will dress up as and how different it will be, now that my youngest is already able to run after her big sister.
I’m excited about the Christmas preparations. The decorating of the house with all the festive ornaments and lights with both my little girls already joining in. The festive atmosphere that the Christmas season brings. Listening to Christmas songs. And again, it is another excuse for baking.
Besides the holidays, I am excited about looking forward to spring and summer again. I am excited about looking forward to being able to do the things that I wanted to do last summer but didn’t get the chance to. And I am excited about having this season and the next, to prepare for those things and make sure that I get to do them when the warmer weather comes around.
When daily life feels mundane, it’s very easy to feel like it’s so boring and depressing. It’s easy to forget that now leads to what’s ahead. Just because it will take some time to get there, we focus too much on the idea that we have to wait for it. But instead of spending now, just waiting, go get ready! Look forward and be excited!
Sometimes, a little excitement is all you need in your life…
Sometimes, all you need is a little reminder to be – excited.
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