The four seasons of our life are winter, summer, spring and fall, which embrace a change of climate and environment. Usually, our communities and cities use various protocols such as advisories and warnings during acclimated seasons such as winter. During this season it is customary for the populace to brace itself for the cold weather and winter advisories for slippery roadways, sleet and snow. However, seasons are not solely arbitrary to the climate, but can be fixated to the social order of our lives. Individuals experience various seasons in their lives and seasons can even be classified by ups and downs that one may encounter. We do understand that the ups and downs one may experience can become routine; nevertheless, there are always doors and days of opportunity to create a new season.

Creating a new season may present a challenge at times, but it can be done. The summer season of a person’s life is usually pleasant and filled with joy; and people are less likely to complain. The fall season is when life appears to be down and a person experiences unexpected situations and emergencies.  The fall season usually is a precursor to the winter season, which is the slump that one can find him/herself in as a result of the fall season. Winters are hard to get over; during these seasons one could face devastating tragedies such as the loss of a loved one, layoff, increasing debt, divorce, etc. But one can find comfort in knowing that seasons do change.  Therefore, a person’s hope, self-esteem, passion and drive typically resurface as he or she moves into their spring season.  The spring season is the time of life where one will begin to rebuild their life with joys and great expectations.  In the midst of the four natural seasons, there is always room and time to embrace a new season.

New seasons are the times in life where you make a decision to change the pattern of life.  New Year resolutions are expected, but instead of making new proclamations which are destined to fail, make short term goals that will aid in harvesting a new and better season. New seasons take dedication, persistence and creativity.  Learning to not settle for the habitual nature of the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, and winter) and always being open to creating a new season can foster happiness as well as a sense of accomplishment. Therefore, as you take advantage of this brand new year, don’t settle for it being winter when it can become a season of new dreams, new ambitions, new careers, and even a new love.

 


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