I used to live in Dallas TX and I would often miss the turning of the seasons. Summer it seemed would hang on until quite suddenly winter appeared. I enjoy the much more subtle shift that occurs here in the Pacific Northwest. What I am enjoying the most is the feeling of abundance that comes with the time of harvest. It is a time to gather with friends and break bread and share time and stories together. Most of all for me it's a time of gratitude and being thankful for all that the year has presented to me so far.
I am grateful, not because my life is easy I am simply grateful for life itself. Mostly I am grateful for the small insights that are presented to me each day. I used to see the world in a much more oppositional way and this kept me from experiencing so much of what life has to offer. It took me far too long to recognize that how I viewed the world and my place in it was responsible for the way I was living in it. I could not fully see the degree to which I had turned over the reins of my life to fate. I am grateful that I decided to pick them up and take a risk to create something more than what I felt I had been allotted.
I bet that I am not alone in discovering that through picking up the reins I affected not only my life but the lives of so many others. My decision to live into a little more of my potential may be an act of generosity whose outcome continues to touch others in ways I cannot even imagine. If this is the case than I am truly grateful.
About the Author
Behavior Change Coach and Author James Barfoot CHt holds certifications as a Master Practitioner of NLP and is a Clinical Hypnotherapist who is registered to practice in Washington State. He developed The Primal Toolbox a behavior change and coaching strategy based on a tribal models. James lives in Spokane WA.
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